Pleasanton Weekly

- December 2, 2011

Brent Chaney retiring from Valley Community Bank

40-year banking veteran leaving Pleasanton bank he helped start

Brent Chaney, one of the original organizers and a founder of Valley Community Bank, will retire today as senior vice president and manager of the Pleasanton office.

A graduate of UC at Davis and a U.S. Air Force veteran, Chaney began his banking career in 1973 with Wells Fargo Bank. His professional experience includes consumer and commercial banking, mortgage lending, retail banking and financial product sales management in several locations throughout Northern California. Before coming to Valley Community Bank, which he helped organize in 1998, he spent 16 years with Wells Fargo Bank and served in management positions at three other banks, including U.S. Bank.

He also was an active 13-year member of The Network Exchange, where he served two terms as president, and was president of the board of directors for The Foundation for Axis Community Health.

Undecided about a career path after college, Chaney took the advice of a professor, Hoy Carman, who suggested he try banking. "He said, 'I think you'd be good at it'," remembers Chaney. "He must have been right because I stayed 40 years. I've enjoyed being involved with a wide variety of businesses and industries. Every day is different. It has always been an interesting job and it's been gratifying to help people and assist businesses in achieving their goals."

Chaney and his wife plan to spend more time with their grandchildren and tackle household projects at their home in Walnut Creek, where they have lived for 25 years.

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