Gretchen Eischen

Senior Vice President — Business Development


Email: geischen@commuity1bank.com

Phone: O: 916-724-2433|C: 916-477-7724


I have been in community banking in the Sacramento Region for 30 + years. I've held several positions in Bank Operations, but focused on Business Development the last 10 years or so. I have enjoyed nearly every position I've had in Banking, because for the most part I have always been in situations where my position wasn't quite traditional banking. The very first job I had in banking was a position in a brand new branch of a large retail bank, which meant I received a lot of training that I might not otherwise have had. My roles in banking have always been heavily weighted toward customer service. I've had the best mentors this business has to offer!


In my role as SVP/Business Development I focus on developing and managing deposit relationships for Community 1st Bank. I personally manage every aspect of your banking relationship that does not involve credit. I partner with one of our very experienced lenders when a client is seeking credit, and together, we manage your business relationship with the Bank. I love what I do, working with clients and really getting to know them and their business personally. I am privileged to work with many clients I have known for years.


I am involved in the local Community as a member of Rotary Club of Sacramento, volunteer at St. Johns Shelter for Women & Children and Council President of The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.