Scott Valley Bank appoints two to its Board of Directors

Kathy Ryan Doug Neuman

Yreka-based Scott Valley Bank has added two new members to its board of directors, effectively broadening its geographic representation and diversity as the bank extends its business banking services throughout Northern California and Oregon. The Board of Directors unanimously approved Kathleen Ryan of Livermore, Calif. and Douglass Neuman of Ashland, Ore. to be the bank’s newest directors.

Kathleen Ryan is the founder, chief executive officer, and chief financial officer of Newark, Calif.-based finance and accounting consulting firm RoseRyan. Prior to founding RoseRyan in 1993, Ryan was director of finance at Quantum and Tax Manager at Price Waterhouse. Today, with 72 client service professionals and revenue in excess of $11 million, RoseRyan is listed by the San Francisco Business Times as the fourth largest accounting/services firm in the East Bay.

RoseRyan has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in the Bay Area the past two years, and won Acquisition International’s 2016 Global Accountancy Award as California’s Most Innovative Finance & Accountancy Firm. In 2015, the San Francisco Business Times named Ryan as an influential woman in Bay Area Business, and in 2012, the San Jose/Silicon Valley Business Journal named her one of the most influential women in Silicon Valley.

Doug Neuman was born in New York, raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, and began his real estate development career in Santa Barbara. In the late 1980’s, Neuman and his business partner and wife Becky moved to Ashland with their two small children to continue their real estate development careers. Starting at a small base, Mr. Neuman built custom homes and condominiums before transitioning to the hospitality industry with the purchase of Ashland’s historic Lithia Hotel in 1998. Following a two-year, $10 million restoration, the Neumans reopened the property as the Ashland Springs Hotel, with facilities that included the upscale downtown restaurant “Larks.” The Neumans later purchased Lithia Springs Resort, the Lake of the Woods Resort, and the former Windmill Inn. The Neuman Hotel Group added Medford’s Red Lion Hotel to its portfolio in 2013, reintroducing the property as, “The Inn at the Commons” and transforming the former Red Lion restaurant into LARKS Downtown Medford.

“As our bank continues to extend its service area, we are thrilled to also extend the geographic representation of our Board of Directors with the addition of two outstanding business professionals of this caliber,” Scott Valley Bank President/CEO Craig Van Selow said. “We look forward to their contributions to the fabric our organization.”

Founded in 1858, Scott Valley Bank is California’s oldest independent community bank, with 12 locations from the Bay Area to Portland, Ore.

-from press release
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