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Louise A. Walker


  • President and CEO
  • First Northern Community Bancorp
  • Dixon, CA

Louise A. Walker has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of First Northern Community Bancorp and its subsidiary, First Northern Bank, since January 1, 2011. She joined First Northern Bank in 1979 and has been a member of the Senior Management Team since 1989.

During her career, Louise has held a variety of positions, which included head of Operations and Data Processing, as well as overseeing Human Resources, Risk Management, Compliance, Accounting, and Finance. Prior to assuming the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, Louise held the position of Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for 14 years.

Louise is past Chairwoman and a member of the Board of Directors of the California Bankers Association (now the California state and federal advocacy division of the Western Bankers Association), Treasurer and member of the American Bankers Association Board of Directors, a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking, a board member of Pacific Coast Bankers Bank, a member of the Executive Committee of Valley Vision Board of Directors, a member of the Yolo Food Bank Board of Directors, the Past Chairwoman and board member of Solano Economic Development Corporation, a board member of Roseville Community Development Corporation, a member of Dixon Rotary, and past president of Soroptimist International of Dixon.

Louise is also a board member and treasurer of Lambda Alpha International, Sacramento Chapter. Louise’s extensive service as a board member of both private and public organizations has provided her with extensive knowledge and experience in the banking industry, financial management, risk management, corporate governance, and marketing. Louise is a member of the Bank’s Asset/Liability, Asset Quality, Loan, Information Services Steering, and Profit Sharing Committees.

Louise holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California.

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