Management Team

Steve Miller President & CEO

Mr. Miller joined Fresno First Bank in 2015 as President and CEO bringing over 20 years of commercial banking, retail banking, operations and sales/marketing experience to the Bank.

Born and raised in Orange County, California, Mr. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University in New York City where he earned his bachelor's degree.

Mr. Miller began his career with MBNA America in their management development program and held a variety of roles over his 12 year career and worked throughout the northeast region of the US. He then moved overseas to Taiwan and worked with GE Money in a joint venture they had with a local Taiwanese bank. Mr. Miller then spent several years with HSBC Indonesia running their Small Business portfolio for the country. He was then recruited to join Alliance Financial Group in Malaysia, which is a local community bank in Malaysia focused on the small business segment. Alliance Financial Group was awarded the Best Small Business Bank in Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East two times during Mr. Miller's tenure. He and his family relocated back to the USA in the summer of 2015.

Steve CanfieldChief Financial Officer

Mr. Canfield joined Fresno First Bank in 2007 as Executive Vice President and CFO bringing over 30 years of commercial banking, retail banking, management and finance experience to the Bank. A Fresno native, Mr. Canfield is a graduate of CSUF's Craig School of Business and BAI's bank management program at Duke University. Mr. Canfield began his banking career with Guarantee Savings & Loan and has held executive management positions with public and private companies including Regency Bank, Pacific Wireless Technologies and Fresno County Federal Credit Union.

Robert L. ReedEVP, Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Reed joined Fresno First Bank in December 2008. He has over 25 years commercial lending experience and credit management. He is a 1987 graduate of Virginia Tech and earned his MBA from George Mason University in 1991. He started his banking career in community banks in the Washington, DC metropolitan area before moving to Colorado in 2000 where he was Senior Lending Officer for The Gunnison Bank and Trust Company and to California in 2004 where he was Chief Credit Officer for Community Banks of Northern California. Mr. Reed's experience includes setting and managing credit policies and directives for a variety of credit products and services including SBA, agriculture, asset-based, commercial real estate, construction, and mortgage lending.

Evangelina GonzalezSVP, Senior Operating Officer

Ms. Gonzalez began her banking career in 1980 with Kings River State Bank working in the area of Operations. She became the Data Processing Manager with Kings River State Bank and worked closely with the CFO, later becoming the Vice President/Cashier where she was responsible for managing Operations, Accounting and Information Technology, implementing various systems and programs for the bank. Kings River State Bank merged with Valley Independent Bank in 2001. Ms. Gonzalez later sought new opportunities with Kaweah National Bank. Ms. Gonzalez is currently the SVP, Senior Operating Officer for Fresno First Bank. She is also responsible for the Bank's Compliance and Information Systems.

Craig DeShieldsSVP, Senior Loan Officer

Craig DeShields began his commercial banking career in 1999 with County Bank. Prior to County Bank, Craig was a consumer loan manager for Town & Country Finance & Thrift for four years. With over 16 years of lending experience, Craig has managed the relationships for a vast range of industries including; professional services, manufacturing, wholesaler/distributors and retailers. Craig has been active within the Fresno community since moving here in 1996. He is an active member of the Fig Garden Rotary Club and current President of the Fresno, Madera, Tulare and Kings Chapter of Risk Management Associates.

Debbie CameronVice President, Corporate Secretary

Ms. Cameron has been in the banking industry for over 30 years. She began her career working in operations with Crocker Bank which later merged with Wells Fargo Bank. Seeing an opportunity to move into community banking, she accepted a position with the former Regency Bank and worked in various roles moving from Operations to Administration until the merger with California Bank & Trust. She stayed on with CB&T and supported the Regional Sales Manager and was a liaison for the Corporate Human Resource Department. In 2005, Ms. Cameron joined the newly formed Fresno First Bank. For the past eleven years she has acted as the Bank's Corporate Secretary, Shareholder Relations, and Human Resource Manager.