Quinn and Martinez Appointed as New Leaders of First Northern Community Bancorp Board

First Northern Community Bancorp (OTCQX: FNRN), the holding company for First Northern Bank, recently announced the election of Sean Quinn to a three-year term as Chairman and Rick Martinez to a one-year term as Vice Chairman at the 2024 Organization Meeting of the Board of Directors. Combined, Quinn and Martinez bring over 20 years of directorship experience to their new leadership roles.

Sean P. Quinn, who joined First Northern’s Board of Directors in 2016, will also serve on several committees at the Bank, including Audit, Compensation, Loan, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Profit Sharing.

Quinn is the former City Manager for the City of Fairfield, serving from 2007 to 2014 and as Interim City Manager in 2019. Before that, he was the Director of Community Development for Fairfield, overseeing planning, economic development, redevelopment, real estate, housing, business financing, and development planning/review. He has owned a small business and worked for a firm specializing in small business lending and industrial, commercial, and residential development. Quinn has also worked in economic forecasting and served as the Interim President/CEO of Solano Economic Development Corporation in 2021.

Quinn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and completed graduate work in business at California State University, Chico. He is a founding member and past president of the California Association for Local Economic Development, past chair of the State of California Economic Development Loan Advisory Committee, and past president of the Solano Land Trust. He currently serves on the board of Paradise Valley Estates and the Fairfield Community Services Foundation and is a board member of the North Bay Health Advantage Board. His extensive experience includes financial knowledge, housing and real estate development, economic development, and risk management.

Richard M. Martinez joined First Northern’s Board of Directors in 2011 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2018 to 2022. He is a member of the Compensation, Loan, and Nominating and Corporate Governance committees at the Bank.

Martinez is a partner in Triad Farms, a diversified row crop farm in Solano and Yolo Counties, where he has managed the financial operations for over 30 years. From 1981 to 1985, he worked for the Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, serving as Division Manager for Irrigation and Flood Control operations.

Martinez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from California State University, Chico. He served for 20 years as a director for the Dixon Resource Conservation District and as Chairman for the Dixon Joint Powers Authority for regional drainage. Active in numerous agricultural and natural resources associations and advisory committees, Martinez brings extensive knowledge of the local agriculture community and experience in both private and public sector management.

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