Lisa R. Cisneros Named Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Manager

Sacramento, CA, May 3, 2018 – American River Bankshares [NASDAQ – GS: AMRB], the parent company of American River Bank, a community business bank serving Northern California, today announced that Lisa R. Cisneros has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Manager.

Ms. Cisneros who previously served as Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Manager, will continue to lead American River Bank’s Retail Division which includes ten branch locations in four counties – Sacramento, Placer, Sonoma and Amador. She will remain in her roles serving on the Company’s Executive Management Team, Leadership Council, Technology Committee, Community Reinvestment Committee and Compliance Committee.

“Lisa’s client-centered approach has helped grow the Company during her tenure,” said David E. Ritchie, Jr., President and CEO of American River Bank.  “Her new title is a reflection of the positive impact she has had on the organization and staff team. This promotion is the result of her excellent work in a wide range of diverse areas of responsibility - all focused on excellent delivery of value for the franchise and our stakeholders.”

Ms. Cisneros joined American River Bank in 2010 as the Fair Oaks Branch Manager and advanced to Senior Vice President, Retail Banking Manager in 2011. She has 26 years of local banking experience, from her first role as teller to market manager and ultimately senior leader. During her 17 years at a national bank, she was a four-time recipient of the Annual Award of Excellence, a recognition given to fewer than 10% of employees there. Now leading the Retail team, she oversees nearly half of the company’s employees delivering on the American River Bank brand promise as the bank for business.

Active in the business community and champion of regional economic initiatives, Lisa is also a supporter of the American River Bank Foundation and numerous other charitable groups throughout Northern California. Ms. Cisneros resides with her husband and two children in Roseville.

About American River Bankshares

American River Bankshares is the parent company of American River Bank, a regional bank serving Northern California since 1983. We give business owners more REACH by offering financial expertise and exceptional service to complement a full suite of banking products and services. Our honest approach, commitment to community and focus on profitability is intended to lead our clients to greater success. For more information, call (800) 544-0545 or visit

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