Krista Snelling
President & Chief Executive Officer
Santa Cruz County Bank


Krista Snelling is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Santa Cruz County Bank. Ms. Snelling assumed the position of President and CEO on March 1, 2021. Previously, Krista Snelling served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer at Five Star Bank, a $2+ billion, award-winning community business bank headquartered in Sacramento, California. Krista brings nearly 25 years of strategic financial and operational expertise to Santa Cruz County Bank.

Ms. Snelling graduated from the University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Mathematics and Economics. Krista also holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics from UC Davis. Krista serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and on the Advisory Board of the Eberhardt School of Business at the University of the Pacific where she is a frequent guest lecturer. Krista was recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal among the CFOs of the Year in 2019, as a Sacramento Business Journal Woman Who Means Business in 2020 and was also the recipient of Sacramento Commercial Real Estate Women’s Nancy Hotchkiss Woman of Impact Award in 2020. Krista is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Krista and her husband, Edmund, are relocating to the Santa Cruz area along with their two children.

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