People: Sierra Bancorp (BSRR.OQ)
Mr. Morris A. Tharp is the Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is an original proponent of the Bank and has served as Chairman of the Board of the Bank and of Sierra Bancorp since their formations in 1977 and 2000, respectively. He has served on the Audit, Compliance and CRA Committee (the “Audit Committee”) and the Governance Committee for many years, and is also an ex officio member of all other Board committees. Mr. Tharp is a native of Porterville and following his schooling, joined his father in the family business of E.M. Tharp, Inc. Over the years, he has purchased the family business and is now sole owner. For many years he has been very involved in community activities. In selecting Mr. Tharp as a nominee, the Board considered the following: his involvement in the formation of the Bank, his lengthy experience as a bank director and accumulated knowledge of the Company’s operations, his leadership qualities and management expertise gained by owning and running his own company, and his involvement in the local community.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||--|
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|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||106,115|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||106,115|