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Central Valley in California taps insider as next CEO

Central Valley Community Bancorp in Fresno, Calif., has lined up its next CEO.

The $2.3 billion-asset company said in a press release Tuesday that James Kim will also become its president on Nov. 1. He will succeed James Ford, who announced plans to retire earlier this year.

Kim, who joined Central Valley in 2018, is the company’s chief operating officer.

“An experienced leader with proven success in the financial services sector, [Kim] is highly regarded by our company and an exceptional choice to be our next president and CEO,” Daniel Doyle, Central Valley’s chairman, said in the release.

“We look forward to the vision, leadership and perspective he will bring to the role,” Doyle added.

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