Paul Ross

Senior Vice President — Relationship Manager


Email: pross@community1bank.com

Phone: O:530-863-4858|F: 530-863-4848

C: 916-531-0202


Paul W. Ross, age 73 and a 37 year resident of the Auburn area, is Senior Vice President and Senior Banking Officer of Community 1st Bank, where his primary responsibilities are those of business development, with an emphasis on commercial lending.

While attending college, Mr. Ross began his banking career in 1959 for the former Bank of California at its headquarters in San Francisco. After graduating from The University of San Francisco and fulfilling his military duties in the Army, Ross returned to the Bank of California where he served in several managerial positions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area until he moved his family to the Auburn Area in 1977 to assume the management duties of the Auburn Office of The Bank of California. In 1980 he was appointed to the position of Region Manager to oversee the Stockton, Sacramento and Auburn offices and in 1984, he was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Division Manager of the Banks Central Valley, a position he held until 1996 when the Bank merged with Union Bank. He continued in similar capacities for the newly merged Bank until his retirement 2001.

Mr. Ross came out of retirement in 2006 to work at the newly formed Community 1st Bank. Working for a small community bank is a banker's dreams come true. The ability to work with customers and meet their needs is what brings me satisfaction.

Mr. Ross has been involved in many civic and community activities in and around the Sacramento area but his love has always been the greater Auburn Community where he remains active in the Auburn Rotary Club and Auburn Elks. He has served on the Placer County Economic Advisory Board, Auburn Chamber of Commerce and Auburn Faith Hospital Foundation. He is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.