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Bank CEO Gives Economic Update At NDNU’s Distinguished Speakers Series

Belmont, CA, February 15, 2011 — If you’re looking for insights into how the economy will fare in 2011, the place to be on February 23 is Notre Dame de Namur University, where Tom McGraw, CEO of First National Bank of Northern California, will provide his take on the economic outlook for 2011 and beyond. The talk is the third in the Distinguished Speakers Series, co-sponsored by NDNU’s School of Business and Management and the Belmont Chamber of Commerce.

Tom McGraw has served as the CEO of First National Bank of Northern California since 2002 and secretary of the board of directors since 1987.  He was also appointed to the Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Bankers’ Bank in 2005.  His preparation for these significant responsibilities consisted of a Master’s Degree in Social Work, working 10 years with the developmentally disabled, 20 years experience as a public affairs radio host, television host, actor in movies, commercials, video training films, voice over announcer and as a spokesperson for hi-tech and medical companies.  His official bio says that “He is living proof that God has a sense of humor!”

“We are absolutely delighted to have Tom McGraw as our guest speaker,” said Barbara Caulley, dean of the NDNU School of Business and Management. “His eclectic background, sharp wit and substantial knowledge of his subject will make for a thought-provoking and entertaining evening for everyone.”

The event will be held at 6 p.m. at Ralston Hall Mansion, located on NDNU’s campus at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont. For more information, please call (650) 508-3469.