Valley Community Bank names Billen 1st vice presidentValley Community Bank has promoted Bernie Billen to First Vice President and Manager of its Pleasanton office, succeeding Brent Chaney, who has retired.
Longtime resident started career as teller in Pennsylvania
Billen first started in the banking business as a teller in Erie, Pa. In 1985, she moved to Pleasanton and resumed her banking career when she joined the staff of Community First National Bank. After seven years there, she left banking for five years to become membership director at the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.
Billen returned to banking in 1997 as branch manager at Bay View Bank in Pleasanton. When that bank closed, she joined Valley Community Bank as vice president of business development in 2002.
Billen is well known for her involvement in the local business community. She has served on the board of directors of both the Pleasanton Chamber and the Pleasanton Downtown Association. She also is a member of the Pleasanton-Tulancingo Sister City Association and the Hometown Holiday Celebration steering committee.
She received the Community Development Award and Carol Bush Volunteer of the Year Award by the Pleasanton Chamber as well as the Arch Angel Award by the Pleasanton Downtown Association.
"Since I have been based at this office for many years and know our customers, I am confident that the transition will be seamless and everything will run as smoothly as it did under Brent's leadership," Billen said.