Mission Community Bank in San Luis Obispo, Calif., has named Tom L. Dobyns, a longtime California community banker, as its new chief executive.

Dobyns replaces James Lokey, who remains chairman and CEO of the holding company, Mission Community Bancorp.

Dobyns' appointment comes roughly a month after Mission more than doubled its assets with its acquisition of Santa Lucia Bank in Atascadero, Calif. 

In a news release Wednesday, Lokey said that Dobyns’ leadership "is exactly what Mission Community bank needs as we continue on our path toward becoming a super community bank on California’s central coast. His proven success in directing profitable banks and his motivational approach will be well received."

Dobyns was most recently the CEO at the $411 million-asset American Security Bank in Newport Beach. Prior to that, he held executive positions at a number of California banks, including First Interstate Bank, Great Western Bank and Home Savings of America.

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