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Thomas J. Sherman

Thomas J. Sherman, is a resident of San Luis Obispo, California.  He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Founders Community Bank.  Mr. Sherman was instrumental in the organization, capitalization and opening of Founders Community Bank.  The Bank commenced operation on May 5, 2005 after raising $11 million in initial capital and has now grown to more than $160 million in total assets.  
Prior to his tenure at Founders Community Bank, Mr. Sherman served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Credit Officer of Coast National Bank in San Luis Obispo, and President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Coast Bancorp, the holding company of Coast National Bank.  Mr. Sherman was also Senior Vice President in charge of commercial lending with First Bank of San Luis Obispo.  

Mr. Sherman is a San Luis Obispo native with more than 35 years of banking experience. He is a graduate of San Luis Obispo Senior High School and California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.  Mr. Sherman is also a graduate of the California Intermediate Banking School at the University of San Diego, a graduate of the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Delaware, and a graduate of the California Bankers Association’s Leadership Program.

Mr. Sherman currently serves as a Board Member for the Women’s Shelter Program of San Luis Obispo, as Chairman of the Women’s Shelter Program Endowment Trust, as a Board member and Finance Committee member for the San Luis Obispo Golf and Country Club, and as a member of the Knights of Columbus, and Native Sons of the Golden West.

Mr. Sherman was formerly a board member of the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce as a Commissioner for the Housing Authority of the City of San Luis Obispo, and a member of the Exchange Club of San Luis Obispo.  He was also formerly a board member and Treasurer for several local non-profit organizations including the Gridiron Club at San Luis Obispo High School, the Friendship School Handicapped Adult Program, the Foundation for Community Design of San Luis Obispo County, the Steering Committee for the Children's Museum of San Luis Obispo Building Fund, and the San Luis Obispo Babe Ruth Baseball program.


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