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Arnie Mello


Arnie Mello is currently the Executive Director of the Frank R Howard Foundation located in Willits, California. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Mello enjoyed a 34-year career in banking including local stints at Bank of America, Bank of Willits, North Valley Bank, and Tri-Counties bank. Arnie serves on the board of directors for the Little Lake Fire Protection District, Howard Memorial Hospital, and the Rotary Club of Willits. When he’s not busy at the Foundation, Arnie can be found helping out at various Rotary club fundraisers or participating in one of his many hobbies including backpacking, archery, ham radio, aviation, & fly-fishing. He and his wife Tracie live in Willits with their dog Jack and spend time with their two adult children as often as possible. Arnie can be reached at

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