James Beckwith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Five Star Bank and its holding company, Five Star Bancorp. With more than 20 years of experience, James joined Five Star Bank in 2003 after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at National Bank of the Redwoods, in Santa Rosa, California. James works with those who share his mission to improve the Capital Region and was the driving force behind the creation of the RISE Program (Responsible Investment for a Stronger Economy), an economic development initiative focused on reinvestment of public funds in the local economy. James is a Private Sector Director with Greater Sacramento Economic Council, a Board member and State Government Relations Chair of California Independent Bankers, a Board member of Crocker Art Museum and a member of the Sacramento State University College of Business Advisory Council. James is also a Board member and Executive Committee member of the Western Bankers Association. James is the past Board Chair of KVIE, Past Board Chair of Sacramento Metro Chamber and the Past Board Chair of Valley Vision. James’ professional leadership and extensive volunteer work in the community include support of numerous organizations, and especially, the vision and mission of Cristo Rey High School Sacramento and Make-A-Wish, among many others. James graduated from San Francisco State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.