Carbahal, McNaughton elected to lead First Northern Bank board

By From page A9 | May 26, 2013

John Carbahal was elected to a three-year term as chairman of First Northern Bank's board of directors. Courtesy photo

John Carbahal was elected to a three-year term as chairman of First Northern Bank's board of directors. Courtesy photo

John M. Carbahal has been elected to a three-year term as chairman of the First Northern Bank board and Foy S. McNaughton has been elected to a one-year term as vice chairman. They bring to their new positions 30 years of combined directorship experience with First Northern.

Carbahal has served on the board since July 1996. He was named vice chairman in 2009 and currently serves on the directors’ Audit, Compensation and Loan committees, and is chairman of the directors’ Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. McNaughton has served on the board since 2000 and currently serves as chairman of the directors’ Audit Committee and as a member of both the Loan and Compensation committees.

Carbahal is a certified public accountant and co-founder of Carbahal & Company Inc., an accountancy corporation in Davis. For the past 29 years, Carbahal & Company has been named one of the top 25 accountancy firms in the Sacramento area by the Sacramento Business Journal.

Carbahal earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cal State Chico and an MBA in taxation from Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

He is a member of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club, past president of the Winters Rotary Club and a member of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has served as president of the Yolo County Chamber of Commerce, past president of the Yolo County Land Trust and past board member for both the California Bicycle Museum and the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.

Carbahal also is a former community college accounting instructor. His professional affiliations include memberships in Beta Alpha Psi, a national accounting fraternity, and the Yolo County Farm Bureau.

McNaughton is the president and chief executive officer of McNaughton Newspapers, a group of community newspapers that include The Davis Enterprise, Daily Republic (Fairfield), Mountain Democrat (Placerville), Winters Express and Life Newspapers (El Dorado County). He also serves as the company’s chief financial officer.

McNaughton has served on the boards of directors of many community groups, including the Davis and Fairfield Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Clubs. He is past president of the Travis Regional Armed Forces Committee, Sutter Davis Hospital board of directors and the Fairfield Community Services Foundation.

First Northern’s other directors, and the year in which they joined the board, are Lori J. Aldrete, 1995; Frank J. Andrews Jr., 1993; Patrick R. Brady, 2013; Gregory DuPratt, 1996; Diane P. Hamlyn, 1985; Richard M. Martinez, 2011; Owen J. Onsum, 1996; David W. Schulze, 1978; and Louise A. Walker, 2011.

First Northern has 10 full-service branches in Davis, Dixon, Winters, Woodland, West Sacramento, Fairfield, Vacaville, downtown Sacramento, Roseville and Auburn. The bank has a full-service Trust Department in Sacramento, and in April it opened a commercial lending office in Walnut Creek.

For more information, visit www.thatsmybank.com.

Enterprise staff

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