Partners Bank of California has appointed Kathleen Kellogg as new president and CEO and a member of the board of directors. Kellogg will succeed Bruce Mills, who resigned his position in December 2010.

Kellogg has over 30 years of experience in banking and commercial credit and has held CEO, chairman and board member positions with several financial institutions in southern California.

She most recently served as a founding member of the board of directors of First General Bank, Rowland Heights.

Currently, she is director of Beverly Hills Bancorp and a former director of First Bank of Beverly Hills.

Partners Bank of California co-chairman of the board Robert Redwitz said that Kellogg’s demonstrated ability to deliver growth and profitability targets, along with her strong credit and business development background, make her an ideal choice to lead the bank in the next stage of its growth and development.

Partners Bank of California provides commercial banking services including commercial, SBA, and real estate loans to small and middle market businesses, professional practices, the healthcare industry, commercial and industrial companies, and individuals in Orange County, California and surrounding communities.