Christa Steele joins Mechanics Bank as president and chief executive officer. Steele will join the bank Oct. 21.

Michael Downer, vice chairman of Mechanics Bank, said Steele “has strong credit skills and treasury management experience. Christa is well versed in technology, operations and product management and arrives with a very solid reputation with both regulators and clients.”

Mechanics Bank has a Napa office at 433 Soscol Ave.

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