Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> February 13, 2014

Interview with the President and CEO: Summit State Bank (SSBI)

Duryea, Thomas
Thomas Duryea became President and CEO of Summit State Bank in February of 2008. He joined the Summit team in 2001 and was appointed to Chief Credit Officer in 2006. Prior to coming to Summit, he worked with California Bank and Trust, Union Bank of California and Wells Fargo. Mr. Duryea received his Bachelor of Arts in economic history from UC Berkeley in 1981 and in 1982 studied French language at La Sorbonne in Paris. In addition, Mr. Duryea is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington in Seattle. Profile
TWST: Please tell us about the history of Summit State Bank.

Mr. Duryea: Summit started as a savings and loan bank in 1984, and we converted to a California chartered commercial bank