David Bobbitt is chair and chief executive officer of Community 1st Bank in Post Falls, Idaho, and brings over 43 years of community banking experience to the Bank’s board. Mr. Bobbitt chartered Community 1st Bank in June 2007, and the company has since grown to $74 million in assets. Mr. Bobbitt previously served as president of Sterling Savings Bank from 2004 – 2006, overseeing the bank’s 150 branches and two Sterling subsidiaries, Action Mortgage Company and Harbor Financial. He joined Sterling in 1996 as branch administrator for private banking, commercial banking and retail lending, and was named executive vice president with responsibility for all bank branches in 2000. His banking career has also included positions with Idaho First National Bank and West One Bank. Mr. Bobbitt is actively involved in his local community and serves as chair of Pacific Coast Banking School and on the boards of Western Independent Bankers and the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.