OCB BANCORP WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER TOM KRAUSE
Aug 18, 2016
OTC Disclosure News Service
– Ojai, Calif. – OCB Bancorp, the parent company of Ojai
Community Bank, and divisions — Santa Barbara Community Bank, Santa
Paula Community Bank and Ventura Community Bank announced today the
addition of Tom Krause to the Board of Directors.
Tom Krause has been a
resident of Ojai since 1975 and has contributed to the success of many
local community based organizations. Dr. Krause was the
Chairman/Co-founder of the global company BST (Behavioral Science
Technology) a leading pioneer in organizational safety, before it was
acquired by DEKRA in 2012. He is presently a Partner at Krause Bell
Group in Ojai.
Dr. Krause is a member
of the Thomas Aquinas College Board of Governors, and the Board of
Governors of St. John’s College. He is the Founder of the Alliance for
Liberal Learning, an association of colleges and universities that
promote the cause of classic liberal education.
“We welcome Tom Krause
to our board,” states George Melton, Chairman of OCB Bancorp. “having
known Tom for many years through his work in the community, leading BST
for many years and his commitment to the Board of Thomas Aquinas
College, I know he will bring a great deal of knowledge to our board. We
look forward to his insight, professionalism, business acumen, and his
passion for the community.”
“I am enthusiastic about
working closely with OCB Bancorp as this community of banks continues
their ascent of success,” said Dr. Krause. “The OCB family of banks have
a very strong position in the marketplace, and I believe in their
philosophy of banking and advancing the communities they serve.”
Dr. Krause has a Ph.D.
in Clinical Psychology from the University of California-Irvine,
master’s degrees from California State University, Long Beach and St.
John’s College of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and a bachelor’s degree from
California State University, Long Beach. He also serves as Chairman of
the Board of California Internet Solutions, one of the top-rated
Internet service providers in California. He is President of The Agora
Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides conversation-based
seminars on classic texts. He serves on the Advisory Board of Community
Memorial Hospital. He lives with his wife Cathryn in Ojai.
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