Jeremiah Z. Smith was named President & Chief Executive Officer of First Northern Community Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Northern Bank, effective January 1, 2023. He served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of First Northern from 2014 to 2022 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2014. Jeremiah joined the Bank in 2003, was named Assistant Controller in 2005 and was promoted to Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller soon after.
Jeremiah is also a member of both the Bancorp and Bank’s Board of Directors. He serves on the following Board committees: Asset Liability, Asset Quality, Directors Loan, Information Services Steering, Profit Sharing, and is a voting member of the Management Loan Committee.
Jeremiah is a member of the American Bankers Association (ABA) Bank Pac and Payment Systems Administrative Committees, a member of the California Bankers Association (CBA) Board, member and past chairman of CBA’s State Government Relations Committee and a member of CBA’s Agricultural, Membership, and Federal Government Relations Committees. Jeremiah is a board member for the Greater Sacramento Economic Council, Solano Economic Development Corporation, and the West Sacramento Chamber of Commerce. Jeremiah serves as chairman of the Community Reinvestment Coalition. He is also a member of the Rotary Club of West Sacramento. He served as Honorary Commander of Travis Air Force Base from 2014 to 2016.
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.