Michael Morris is more than a senior principal with Andre, Morris & Buttery. According to Pacific Coast Business Times, Morris, longtime chairman of the Board of Heritage Oaks Bank is a “Dealmaker of the Year” for the tri county region that includes SLO, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. Morris shares the title with Heritage Oaks’ president and CEO Simone Lagomarsino. Together the two led Heritage Oaks Bancorp’s successful $56 Million acquisition of Mission Community Bank. Now the largest bank in the tri-county area, Heritage Oaks has $1.6 Billion in assets, 12 branches, two administrative offices, a loan production office and plans to expand further into Ventura County.