Bank of Santa Clarita on Tuesday announced that James D. Hicken’s service as the bank’s president and chief executive has ended.

Board Chairman Frank Di Tomaso will serve as interim chief executive until a replacement can be hired. No reason was given for Hicken’s departure, which was effective Friday.

“We, the board of directors, thank Jim for his long service in establishing the Bank of Santa Clarita as the leading independent bank in the Santa Clarita community,” Di Tomaso said in a statement. “We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors.”

Bank of Santa Clarita, founded in 2004, is a full service commercial bank serving retail consumers, small to mid-sized businesses, professionals, entrepreneurs, and high-net worth individuals.