People: John Hays joins Plumas Bank as SVP, Regional Ag Business Lending Officer

John Hays

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Plumas Bank announced Oct. 18 the addition of John Hays 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 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.

“John is a proven leader in the ag industry and a trusted advisor to farmers, ranchers and supporting businesses,” Plumas Bank Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer BJ North said in an Oct. 18 statement. “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.”

Hays graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Business and a minor in Animal Science.

“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,” Hays said in a statement. “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.”


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