Jeremiah Z. Smith was named Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer of First Northern Bank in October 2014. He had served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of First Northern from 2010-2018. He reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Bank’s Senior Management Team. He joined the Bank in 2003.
As Senior Executive Vice President, Jeremiah is responsible for bank wide branch and deposit operations, financial operating results, information security, oversight of the human resources function, and regulatory compliance. He oversees the Wealth Management Division, comprising First Northern Advisors and the Mortgage Division. Jeremiah chairs the Bank’s Asset/Liability Committee and is a member of the Compliance, Information Services and Ethics Committees. He is also a voting member of Management Loan Committee.
Jeremiah is a member of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Emerging Leaders Advisory Board, a member of the California Bankers Association (CBA) Board, and the chairman of CBA’s State Government Relations Committee and a member of CBA’s Agricultural and Membership Committees. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of West Sacramento, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way California Capital Region. He served as Honorary Commander of Travis Air Force Base from 2014-2015.
Jeremiah received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Sacramento. In 2008, Jeremiah graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington in Seattle