Mike R. Garcia has been hired as chief lending officer at Idaho Trust Bank. Garcia has nearly 20 years of banking experience, including most recently a senior vice president and commercial market manager. In 2019 and 2020 Garcia was recognized by his local Certified Development Corporation for making the “Largest SBA 504 Loan” in the United States. He has expertise with commercial lending, treasury management, construction financing, SBA lending and nonprofit financing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Phoenix, and will soon be graduating from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Garcia is described as having a passion for positive community impact that led to him being named to several boards, including being a past planning commissioner and founding board member of a chapter of the Boys and Girls Club. Idaho Trust Bank CEO Thomas Prohaska praised Garcia’s experience and interest in being involved in the local community. As chief lending officer, Garcia will lead the bank’s growing commercial lending business.