Moved to Vacaville in 1962 when his father was stationed Travis Air Force Base.
Graduated from Vacaville high school in 1972. He attended California State University Chico, and graduated in 1976 with a BS in Finance and a minor in Economics. One week after graduation he began his 41 year community banking career at County Bank of Santa Cruz.
While at the County Bank of Santa Cruz he completed an officer training program and became a credit officer for the bank. In 1980, DiMichele moved back to Solano County when he was offered a job as the branch manager for local bank.
At age 32 he became the youngest CEO of a bank in California at Suisun Valley Bank. John has chartered, capitalized, and started two successful banks in his career. Yolo Community Bank was a Sub- S bank and headquartered in Woodland. The bank was very successful and was sold in 2004. He is currently the CEO of Community Business Bank, headquartered in West Sacramento that he started in 2005. The bank is regularly recognized as one the top performing community banks in the country by a number bank rating services.
He earned his MBA at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has also completed advanced banking programs at Pacific Coast Banking School, ALPS program at the University of Washington, Seattle and the Advanced Community Banking program at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
DiMichele has been active as a board member on numerous non-profit boards throughout his professional life. These board positions have included hospitals, affordable housing foundations, service clubs and other charitable organizations boards. Currently he is servicing on California Statewide Certified Development Corporation, the Northern California Retired Officers Community, the Health Educational Council, and CSU Chico School of Business boards. He has a strong background in managing and directing in organizations that operate in a highly regulated compliance environments. He has coached numerous youth sports teams when his children were active participants.
Solano County has been his home for most of his life. DiMichele lives in Fairfield with his wife Bonnie, of 36 years, who he met in Santa Cruz. They have three adult children and two grand children. He enjoys, walking, hiking, swimming, and gardening.
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