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Community 1st Bank (now First Foundation Bank) has named Geoff Miller its Senior Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer. He has nearly 25 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Miller has held various managerial positions in the banking business and is highly respected in the industry throughout the Sacramento region. Prior to joining Community 1st Bank, he served as the Vice President and Branch Manager for Bank of the West in Carmichael.

Community 1st Bank has branches in downtown Auburn at 649 Lincoln Way, and in Roseville at 2250 Douglas Boulevard.

“We’re really excited about Geoff becoming part of our team,” said Robert Haydon, President & CEO of Community 1st Bank. “He demonstrates a high level of knowledge in Commercial and SBA real estate lending. Geoff gives added strength to our management group and was the ideal candidate for this position.”

During his banking career, Miller has served in various capacities, including business client management, commercial real estate lending, government guaranteed SBA lending, retail branch management, and other related banking management activities.

“I really look forward to working at a community bank where you get to know your customers on a personal level and can help them make the right financial decisions regarding their future,” Miller said. “I’m anxious to learn about my client’s companies in order to develop a banking relationship that helps them achieve their business and financial goals.”

Miller spent more than a decade as a manager with Western Union Financial Services and First Data Corporation, where he held a number of key positions, including Regional Sales Manager for Northern California and Nevada.

Miller graduated from the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, earning a B.A. in International Studies with an emphasis on International business with Pacific Rim countries, most notably Japan. He spent two years in Japan and is conversant in the Japanese language.

Miller, who lives in Roseville, is currently District Chairman for the Iron Horse District-Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He has been married for 27 years to his wife, Brenda, and has a daughter, three sons (who are all Eagle Scouts), and two grandchildren.

He is a fly fishing enthusiast and avid backpacker and outdoorsman.

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