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Amanda Connell Named First Northern Bank’s Senior Vice President/Operations Administrator

Jeremiah Smith, First Northern Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer, is pleased to announce that Amanda Connell has accepted the position of Senior Vice President/Operations Administrator.

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Amanda Connell, Senior Vice President/Operations Administrator (Photo: Business Wire)

Amanda Connell, Senior Vice President/Operations Administrator (Photo: Business Wire)

Amanda joined First Northern Bank in 2022 as Vice President/Customer Experience Officer for the Information Services Department, where she managed the advancement of the Bank’s information technology in areas that improve internal and external customer experiences. She has extensive banking experience in Risk Management, Operations Administration, Branch Operations, and Compliance. Prior to joining First Northern Bank, Amanda served as Senior Vice President, Director of Customer Relationships and Operations for River Valley Community Bank in Yuba City.

In her new role as Senior Vice President/Operations Administrator, Amanda will join the Bank’s Senior Management Team, and will have oversight of branch operations, operation administration, bank security, facilities, and purchasing. She will also be responsible for bank-wide operational efficiencies, policies and procedures, fraud management, and project management. Amanda is a member of the Bank’s Information Services Steering Committee, Compliance Committee, Asset Liability Committee, Deposit Product Pricing Committee, and the Superior Service Committee.

Amanda is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington and holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from the University of Washington Foster School of Business in Seattle, Washington. She is also currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California Coast University in Santa Ana, California. Amanda holds certifications as a BSA/AML Professional, a Community Bank Compliance Officer, and a Community Bank Security Officer.

Amanda is a Board Trustee for Penn Valley Unified Elementary School District and the Secretary for West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum. Her volunteer efforts include teaching financial literacy in local schools through Junior Achievement, volunteering with local 4H chapters, and holding various board positions for youth activities and other community events.

Amanda is a native of Nevada County, California, where she currently resides with her husband and two children. She enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Amanda’s office is located at 210 Stratford Avenue, Dixon, CA 95620.

About First Northern Bank

First Northern Bank is a local community bank headquartered in Dixon, California with 14 branch offices throughout the Solano, Greater Sacramento, and North Valley regions. The Bank was established in 1910 with a vision for providing a better kind of banking for local businesses and residents. In 1996, the Board of Directors adopted a Policy of Independence to share with its employees, customers and shareholders, its intention of remaining an independent community bank. Today First Northern Bank is the Solano and Greater Sacramento Region’s #1 local leader in small-business lending and customer satisfaction. The Bank attributes much of its success to providing a deeper level of relationship banking. Experts are available in small-business, commercial, real estate and agribusiness lending, as well as mortgage lending. The Bank underwrites and funds a full range of business lines of credit, equipment loans and leases, owner and investor commercial real estate loans, construction loans, commercial & industrial loans, SBA 504 and 7A loans, letters of credit, and business acquisition loans. The Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender. Non-FDIC insured Investment and Brokerage Services are available at every branch location, including: Auburn, Colusa, Davis, Dixon, Fairfield, Orland, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Sacramento, Vacaville, West Sacramento, Willows, Winters, and Woodland. The Bank has a commercial lending office in Walnut Creek. Real estate mortgage and small-business loan officers are available by appointment in any of the Bank’s branches. First Northern is rated as a Veribanc “Green 3-Star” Bank and a “5-Star Superior” Bank by Bauer Financial, for the earnings period of June 30, 2023 ( and The Bank can be found on the Web at, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may include certain “forward-looking statements” about First Northern Community Bancorp and its subsidiaries (the “Company”). These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, including but not limited to statements about market conditions and current expectations about strategic focus and competitive advantages, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. More detailed information about these risk factors is contained in the Company’s most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The financial information contained in this release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, and any reports on Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they are made. For further information regarding the Company, please read the Company’s reports filed with the SEC and available at


Kimberly A. DeBra

EVP/Chief Communications Officer


P.O. Box 547

Dixon, California

(916) 570-1231

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