Director of Human Resources, Senior Vice President and Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Montecito Bank & Trust
[read more]Heather Ames joined the board of CASA in 2017. For the past 10 years, she has been employed at Montecito Bank and Trust and serves on the senior leadership team as the SVP/Director of Human Resources leading the Human Resources and the Organizational Learning Departments. She has an extensive background in Human Resources including experience in succession planning, career and leadership development, employee relations and workplace investigations, talent acquisition, compensation programs as well as leading workplace engagement programs. Heather obtained her Human Resources Management Certificate through UCSB Extension Program and is an active member of Santa Barbara Human Resources Association (SBHRA) and Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM).
Born in Santa Barbara, she enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering for many local organizations. She has served on the Board of Santa Barbara Girls and Boys Club, local school site councils and has supported many non-profit organizations including United Way, NatureTrak, Old Yeller Rescue Ranch and Santa Ynez Valley Humane Society.
Heather with her husband Rich and their four children currently reside in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley where they both grew up and graduated from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School. Her passions include spending time outdoors, family time and volunteering in her community.[/read]