• May 2015
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W. Henry Walker

Chief Executive Officer, Chief Credit Officer and Corporate Secretary of Farmers and Merchants Bank

W. Henry Walker is a Chief Executive Officer, Chief Credit Officer and Corporate Secretary of Farmers and Merchants Bank, a community bank with $3 Billion in assets and 22 banking offices centered in Long Beach, Orange County and the South Bay. F&M is independently rated as the safest bank in California and is top 5 in the Nation. Henry is also an Executive Officer of Queen City Investments, a multi- faceted holding company which owns Farmers and Merchants Trust Company, a 25,000 + acre working cattle ranch and other commercial/retail investment properties in Southern California.

As a fourth generation banker and one of only four executive officers which include his father Ken and brother Daniel, he is actively involved in all areas of management with specific responsibility their loan portfolio, hiring at the officer level, incentive compensation, product development, strategic planning, branch expansion and lease negotiations. Throughout his tenure at the Bank, he has been active in various organizations and currently participates on the following boards: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, Orange County's Pacific Symphony Board and Finance Committee, Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Board and Tichenor Orthopedic Foundation Board.

Henry graduated from Pepperdine University with a BS in Business Administration in 1988, starting his professional career one year earlier. Henry also participates in various sports, including polo, golf and snow boarding. He has memberships at the Santa Barbara Polo Club where he has been a member for over 25 years.  At the current age of 42, Henry's passion is banking and he plans to stay active in the business for a minimum of another 30 years.