Ojai Community Bank Names Martin Pops New Director
Ojai, California, September 28, 2009 — Dr. Martin Pops of Ojai has been elected to the Board of Directors of Ojai Community Bank, effective September 17, 2009. The announcement of Dr. Pops’ election was provided by Donald Scanlin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank.
“With the acquisition of two branches of Santa Paula Community Bank, and the growth and success of Ojai Community Bank, our Organization now has more than $112 million in total assets and it is time to expand our Board” said Scanlin. “We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Pops has accepted a Directorship with the Bank, and look forward to the significant experience he will add to our Board.”
Dr. Pops, a sixteen year resident of Ojai, brings with him substantial Board experience and commitment to community service. He and his wife, Barbara, are parents of three grown children, and they have become active members of this community. His very successful medical career includes a BS from UCLA, an MD from University of Chicago, a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology, both at the UCLA Medical Center. He has held positions as Professor of Medicine, Dean of Students, and Chairman of the Committee on Admissions of the UCLA Medical School. He is currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine and has published a substantial body of work.
Currently the Chairman of the Community Memorial Health System Board of Trustees, Dr. Pops has served on numerous Boards, including the Ojai Community Hospital, the UCLA Medical Center Board of Advisors, the Ojai Tennis Tournament, and the Ojai Rotary Club, as President.
“With the Board experience Marty brings, our Board looks forward to the addition of this talented member of our community” said Scanlin. “During the years the Pops have been in Ojai, they have become very involved in community affairs through the association with the Hospital, the Tennis Tournament, and Rotary. We are confident that Dr. Pops shares the vision of our Board to build community banks dedicated to serving the local area, providing quality financial services at a low cost, and contributing to the local economy.”
Mr. Scanlin added that in the future, the Board expects to add to the current Board by seeking additional membership from Santa Paula, and any other communities where the Bank might expand in the future.
Ojai Community Bank is a publicly traded company, traded under the symbol OJCB on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (www.otcbb.com). Located at 402 W. Ojai Avenue, the Bank was created from a locally generated capital offering, and is primarily owned by Ojai Valley investors. Member FDIC.
Donald Scanlin, Chairman of the Board,
or David Brubaker, President/CEO, Ojai Community Bank, 805-646-9909
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