Dan Walker, fourth from right

Dan Walker, fourth from right

CEO, Farmers & Merchants Bank

WHY: Joined family biz in 1975 alongside father and grandfather, Ken and Gus Walker. In 1990, joined Farmers and Merchants Trust Co. as a senior vice president; elected to board of directors three years later, and following year was named president and chairman of board.

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RECENT: Nephew joined company, bringing family involvement to five generations.

NOTABLE: Founded in 1920, company is oldest continuously operating, state-chartered trust company in California.

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