West Sacramento resident elected to United Way Board
Jeremiah Smith of First Northern Bank will help steer the organization

News Release

August 10, 2012 – Jeremiah Smith of West Sacramento has been elected to the board of directors for United Way California Capital Region. He is executive vice president and chief financial officer of First Northern Bank.

Smith joined First Northern Bank in 2003, was named assistant controller in 2005 and was promoted to his current position in 2010. He advises management on financial control and profitability and is responsible for overseeing the bank’s investment portfolio. He interprets major financial reports for senior management, directors, shareholders and government agencies, and directs the preparation of all financial reporting. He chairs the bank’s Asset/Liability Management and Profit Improvement committees and is a member of the Compliance, Information Services and Ethics committees.

He received a BS in business administration with a concentration in finance from California State University, Sacramento. He is a certified public accountant and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Smith brings to four the number of Yolo County leaders on the United Way California Capital Region board. Others include West Sacramento Chief of Police Dan Drummond, Davis resident and public affairs consultant Lori Aldrete and Woodland resident Ruth Miller, vice president of Wraith, Scarlett and Randolph Insurance. Miller was just re-elected to a new three-year term. Monica Baumann, an associate with Greenberg Traurig LLP, and Barry Brundage, senior vice president of U.S. Bank, also were elected to new three-year terms on the United Way board of directors. Carolyn Mullins of AT&T was elected board chair, and Jim Shetler, retired assistant general manager of SMUD, will serve as vice chair.

“We have an outstanding board of highly engaged leaders who do a great job of representing the five counties we serve,” said Steve Heath, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “We and the community benefit greatly from their vision and expertise as we work to impact important issues in the areas of education, health and financial stability in our region.”

United Way is the region’s leading provider of innovative solutions on the community’s most pressing issues, including high school graduation rates, household financial stability and obesity. United Way’s team of nonprofits, businesses, donors and volunteers work together to provide positive, measurable results on these issues through United Way projects: STAR Readers, $en$e-Ability and Fit Kids. Community members can give, volunteer and advocate in support of the causes they care most about, benefiting United Way and hundreds of nonprofits in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. United Way is an independent, local affiliate of United Way Worldwide. For more information, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.