Community 1st Bank in Auburn, Calif., has named Kevin Watson chief financial officer.

The $232 million-asset bank hired Watson this week, according to a Thursday news release. Watson succeeds Toni White, who had been serving as interim CFO. White was appointed the part-time CFO after James Kim was promoted to chief executive in May 2014.

Watson previously served as CFO at North Valley Bank in Redding, Calif., which was acquired by the $3.9 billion-asset TriCo Bancshares in Chico, Calif., in October. Watson also previously worked at Calnet Business Bank in Sacramento and Feather River State Bank in Yuba City, Calif.

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