Company: 1) Farmers & Merchants Bank 2) Farmers and Merchants Trust Company
Location: Long Beach, CA
LONG BEACH, CA, April 1, 2014, Daniel K. Walker, Executive Vice President and Chairman of Farmers & Merchants Bank, and President and Chief Financial Officer of Farmers and Merchants Trust Company, has been recognized by Elite American Executives for dedication, achievements and leadership in banking and investment services.
Mr. Walker joined the family businesses in 1974, working alongside his father and grandfather. He started as a branch teller and data computer operator, but decided to shift his focus on expanding the business through opening new branches. Mr. Walker worked on purchasing, designing and constructing branch offices throughout Los Angeles and Orange County.
He continued to gain industry experience and assumed the position of branch manager of F&M’s Bixby Knolls Office in 1981. Under his leadership, Mr. Walker grew the branch to the largest in the company’s network. His ability to expand the business and the branch’s client base provided him with the opportunity to move up the company’s ranks to the position of senior vice president of Farmers and Merchants Trust Company. Mr. Walker was elected to the board of directors for both companies and continues to provide excellent services to employees and clients in his current positions. In his roles, he is responsible for overseeing the banking and trust services the companies offer.
Holding nearly every position at the company, Mr. Walker is able to relate to his employees and understand every aspect of the business. He enjoys motivating and pushing his employees further and ensuring that customers receive the highest quality services. Mr. Walker’s dedication to strengthening both companies’ reputations is second to none. He is proud of his family’s business and looks to build upon its brand through serving in his current roles.
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