Jon Blackstad joined Five Star Bank in 2009 as the South Valley Region President. He is responsible for the development of business banking relationships throughout the Capital Region and specializes in church/faith community lending state wide. He has over 30 years of community banking experience working as Chief Operating Officer at Stockmans Bank, and most recently, as Senior Vice President/Regional Administrator at PremierWest Bank which purchased Stockmans in 2008. Mr. Blackstad sits on the Board of Directors at Capital Christian Center, the Board of Trustees at William Jessup University and the Executive Board of Directors of the Golden Empire Boy Scouts of America. He also serves on the Executive Board of Regions Business. In the past, Mr. Blackstad has served on the Board of Directors for Youth for Christ Ministries and the Board of Directors for the local chapter of the National Association of Evangelicals. He also has served on the Board of Directors at Sacramento Region Builders Exchange.