First Northern Bank has hired Sean Kolb as vice president/agribusiness loan officer. He will work with clients in Yolo, Solano, Sacramento, Placer and El Dorado counties from his Woodland office.
Kolb comes to First Northern from North Valley Bank, where he started as an intern in 2003; he most recently served as vice president and commercial loan officer. While at North Valley Bank, Kolb was part of the team that earned the Community/Rural Lender of the Year Award from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
A native Californian who was born and raised in Woodland, Kolb maintains a small beekeeping business in Woodland, which helps remind him “of the hard work and dedication that is required to create agricultural value in today’s global market and ever-changing regulatory environment.”
His passion for agriculture developed through youth programs, namely 4-H and FFA; today, he represents multiple groups as a buyer at the Yolo County 4-H and FFA youth livestock auctions.
An active community member, Kolb is on the board of the Rotary Club of Woodland and the Woodland Community College Foundation and is a member of the Woodland school district’s Agricultural Advisory Committee. In 2012, he received the “Future 7” Young Professional of Woodland award from the Woodland Chamber of Commerce.
Kolb earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Sacramento State.