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Meet Betsy Duncan, Board Member-at-Large

Imagine starting a new job just as the pandemic was hitting. Imagine that new job was in banking, where customer interface is critical to client loyalty and retention. Then imagine doing that for two years, masked and shackled by CDC guidelines and State of California mandates while trying to build those essential relationships in a small and close-knit community.

Welcome Betsy Duncan, on-site manager of Premier Valley Bank since, well, the start of the pandemic, and the newest member of your Yosemite | Highway 120 Chamber of Commerce board. The Chamber has trusted Premier Valley Bank (formerly Yosemite Bank) with our financial assets for years. Premier Valley Bank, through its parent company Heartland Financial USA, Inc. has recently been named a “Forbes Best Bank 2022.”

Your board has been impressed by Betsy’s professional but approachable demeanor and service getting us through several board transitions over the past two years. Imagine how delighted we were when Betsy threw her hat into the ring to serve our business community as a member of the chamber board! By a Board of Directors Virtual Vote on May 9, 2022, Betsy’s nomination was unanimously approved.

Betsy will serve as a board member-at-large for a three-year term through October 31, 2024. Premier Valley Bank is very supportive of Betsy’s bid for the board, but are bound by strict regulations. To avoid any potential conflicts of interest, Betsy is precluded from any Chamber role that requires signatory power over the Chamber’s financial assets.