Plumas Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plumas Bancorp, has announced that John Hays has joined the bank as Senior Vice President, Regional Ag Business Lending Officer. Hays brings 16 years of experience to his new role and is responsible for building relationships with area ranchers, farmers and businesses supporting the agriculture industry throughout Nevada, California, and Oregon. His most recent position was vice president ag relationship manager at Nevada State Bank in Nevada.
Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer, BJ North, remarked, “John is a proven leader in the ag industry and a trusted advisor to farmers, ranchers and supporting businesses. His expertise in agricultural lending, commercial business development, and portfolio management will serve our ag communities and businesses well as we expand our community bank franchise. John is a key addition to the Plumas Bank ag/commercial lending team, and we welcome him to Plumas Bank.”
Hays commented, “As a fifth-generation cattle rancher and owning and operating my own cattle operation for several years, I understand the cyclical needs of the industry. Helping ranchers and farmers is my passion and I’m excited to join a community bank that shares my passion. Plumas Bank has a reputation for strongly supporting the ag industry and I look forward to growing and serving its clientele.”
Hays graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business and a minor in Animal Science. He possesses a strong financial and agricultural network and maintains memberships in various agricultural organizations.