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People's Bank of Commerce named Steve Erb executive vice president and chief banking officer at its corporate headquarters on East Barnett Road in Medford.

Erb has nearly 30 years in the banking industry, most recently as executive vice president of community banking for PremierWest Bank. He will oversee the small business lending team and the residential lending department, as well as development of branch sales.

Erb also was senior vice president of operations at PremierWest Bank, senior vice president at Bank of the Cascades and vice president and district manager at Wells Fargo Bank. He is a board member for United Way of Jackson County and the Anna Mae Family Foundation and is the Craterian Theater's board president.

He also has served the United Way as a past board president, secretary and campaign chairman, past president for the Medford Schools Foundation and chaired the budget committee for the Medford 549c School Board.

Erb is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School class of 1995. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of Oregon.


Central Valley Community Bank of Fresno has named former PremierWest Bank CEO Jim Ford as its president.

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