About Us

Board of Directors

Ronald Rubin (Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Mr. Rubin has been involved with Valley Agriculture for over 45 years. He was associated with Fifield Land Company for 19 years, until 2002. In 2006 he founded Rubin Seeds, LLC with his son, Kurt. He is currently General Manager of Rubin Seeds, LLC. Earlier in his career, he was a farm and ranch Real Estate Appraiser, Loan Officer and Assistant Manager of the Federal Land Bank Association of El Centro. He has served as Branch Manager and Loan Officer for Imperial –Yuma Production Credit Association.

He is on the Board of Directors of the California Alfalfa Seed Research Board, Imperial County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and the California Wheat Commission.

Mr. Rubin earned an AS degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology from Imperial Valley College, and an BS degree in Agricultural Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. .

Jordana Selwick (Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors)

Ms. Selwick is actively involved in the management of Selwick's rentals which include retail and housing. She is also the managing partner in Bellefaire Estates. Ms. Selwick is a graduate of San Diego State University. She has served two terms on the City of Calexico's Personnel Commission where she served as Chair twice. Ms. Selwick was a member of the (ARC) Association of Imperial Valley for ten years serving as Chairman for one term.

William J. Brandenberg (Director and Corporate Secretary)

Mr. Brandenberg has been the Manager and owner of Meloland Cattle Company a 16,000 head custom feeding operation in El Centro, California since 1980. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with degrees in Animal Science and Agricultural Business Management. Mr. Brandenberg has held several leadership positions at the state and national levels for the cattle industry over the past 35 years including Chairman of the California Beef Council, Chairman of the California Cattlemen’s Association Feeder Council, a member of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board serving as Administration Subcommittee Chairman, Chairman of NCBA Agriculture Policy Committee and Co-Chairman of the Beef Industry Long Range Plan. Mr. Brandenberg was the recipient of the California Livestock Man of the year award in 2010 and was a 4-H leader for 38 years and has served on the Junior Livestock Auction Committee for 40 years.

Jon A. Edney (Director and President/CEO)

Mr. Edney is a founding member of Community Valley Bank. He has served on the Board of Directors since the inception of Community Valley Bank and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Edney has had a 30 year career in asset management and sales. Mr. Edney has served as President and CEO of Community Valley Bank since July of 2014, and as President and CEO of CMUV Bancorp since its formation. He is also the former President of Imperial Valley Real Estate Services, Inc..

Michael Bracken (Director)

Since 2002, Mr. Bracken has served as the Managing Partner and Chief Economist of Development Management Group, Inc., a business and economic development consulting company operating in Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Kern and Imperial Counties. Mr. Bracken is a graduate of the California State University at San Bernardino with a B.A. degree in Marketing and a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in Economic Development. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for California State University San Bernardino and Desert Sands Unified School District Facility Development Corporation. Bracken is a past board member of the Riverside County Workforce Development Board.

Michael is also a competitive master's level runner and held national and world rankings each of the last five years and is a volunteer cross-country and track coach at Sacred Heart School in Palm Desert.

Alejandro Calderon (Director)

Mr. Calderon is the President of Canizalez Associates, Inc. and for the past 27 years has worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor; Disability Case Manager; and Vocational Expert with offices in El Centro, San Diego, Chula Vista, and Escondido, California. Mr. Calderon’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCSD; Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Redlands; and a post graduate 21 unit graduate level Certificate in Disability Management and Rehabilitation Administration from SDSU. Other post graduate studies include completion of the doctoral course work (81 units) in counseling psychology at the University of Humanistic Studies and California Institute for Human Science.
In addition he holds the following board certifications:

Board Certified Rehabilitation Counselor [CRC # 00009284]
Board Certified Case Manager [CCM # 00009284]
Board Certified Associate Ergonomist [#000-051608]
U.S. Department of Labor Certified Rehabilitation Counselor [#104967]

He is currently the President Elect of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) and is a member in good standing of the Association of Rehabilitation and Economic Associates (AREA) and the American Board of Vocational Experts (ABVE)

Thomas A. Martin (Director)

Mr. Martin has over 20 years of property management and real estate experience. In addition to his real estate experience, Mr. Martin has ownership interests in the hotel, apartment and recreational industries in Imperial County. He is a member of the El Centro Chamber of Commerce and Imperial Valley Board of Realtors and was one of the original founders and organizers of Community Valley Bank.

W. Scott Slocum (Director)

Mr. Slocum is President of Winfield Development, Inc., a real estate development/construction company in San Diego and is a partner in real estate holdings of several multi-family residences located in El Centro. Mr. Slocum graduated from Chapman University in Orange County with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Mr. Slocum is a licensed California General Contractor and is responsible for building the El Centro Office for CVB. He is also runs a cattle ranch in southern Idaho. Mr. Slocum is active in his community and contributes to special youth programs, both in San Diego and El Centro.

Toni Umphreyville (Director and Chief Financial Officer)

Ms. Umphreyville's operations and financial management resume spans over thirty years in banking. For over twenty years she has served as both a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) specifically in the Community Banking industry. She has performed the duties of CFO and COO in Orange County, San Diego County and now in the Imperial Valley. She also spent six years of her banking career in the data processing field that provided software systems to financial institutions. Ms. Umphreyville has been with Community Valley Bank (CVB) since April 2010. She began her career at CVB as a Consultant in April 2010 and became the CFO in September 2010. Her responsibilities at CVB include the oversight of; Accounting, Operations, Information Technology, BSA, Compliance and Human Resource Departments.

Vincent Whittaker (Director)

Mr. Whittaker is a partner in the San Diego and Indian Wells offices of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Complex Business & Commercial Litigation Practice.

Mr. Whittaker is an experienced federal and state trial lawyer with more than eighteen years of experience handling complex business litigation matters. Mr. Whittaker has been representing banks since 2003. From 2009 through 2013,

Mr. Whittaker spent approximately seventy percent of his time representing banks exclusively, handling a myriad of issues including workouts for troubled loans. Since that time, Mr. Whittaker has spent forty to sixty percent of his time representing banks, including a lengthy jury trial in which a judgment was obtained in favor of a community bank.

Mr. Whittaker focuses on a multitude of subject matter areas including lender liability, complex real estate matters, construction disputes, breach of contract, employment discrimination, negligent misrepresentation and fraud, trade secret and unfair competition, shareholder and partnership disputes, and a wide variety of other commercial business disputes. He has also served as a devoted corporate advisor for small to mid-sized private businesses and governmental agencies, including prosecution and defense of government contracts.

Additionally, Mr. Whittaker has significant experience handling binding arbitrations and has successfully resolved many complex disputes through other alternative dispute resolution processes, including early neutral evaluation programs and mediation. Recognized as an effective and respected mediator himself, he has handled hundreds of mediations as a neutral during his career.

Clyde Shields – Founding Director – Retired 2016