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Daniel Walker

Chief Executive and Chairman, Farmers & Merchants Bank

THE LATEST: Walker welcomed two new board members to Farmers & Merchants after retirements left vacancies in the bank’s leadership ranks. In January, JoAnn Bourne and Christine Scheuneman were elected to replace William Hayter and Timothy Jackert, who served 31 and 13 years, respectively.

BACKGROUND: Farmers & Merchants Bank was founded by Walker’s great-grandfather, C.J. Walker, in 1907. He held nearly every position at the company before being named chairman in 2003 and chief executive in 2012.

WORTH NOTING: Walker serves as an advisory director of the YMCA of Greater Long Beach and as an emeritus director of the Memorial Medical Center Foundation of Long Beach. He was previously chairman of the President’s Advisory Council of Concordia University and has served as chairman of the Long Beach Police Foundation.

YEARS ON THE LA500: 2

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