William Fike, age 66, served as President of Umpqua Bank California until February 2008. Mr. Fike served as an Executive Vice President of Umpqua Holdings Corp. from May 2005 to April 2008. Previously, Mr. Fike served as Executive Vice President of the Bank of the West's specialty products division. From July 1992 until 1999, Mr. Fike served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sierrawest Bancorp, which was sold to Bank of the West.
Mr. Fike has also served as Chairman of the California Bankers Association. He also served as past President of Community Bankers of California, former board member Western Independent Bankers Association, former member American Bankers Association Community Bankers Council. Since 1996, he has served on the Editorial Board of Comstock Magazine.