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. Louise is a member of the following Board of Directors oversight committees: Asset/Liability, Asset Management and Trust, Asset Quality, Loan, Information Services Steering, Nominating and Corporate Governance, and Profit Sharing.
During her career, Louise has held a variety of positions, which included managing Operations and Data Processing, as well as overseeing Human Resources, Risk Management, Compliance, Accounting, and Finance. Prior to becoming CEO, Louise held the position of Senior Executive Vice President/Chief Financial Officer for 14 years.
Louise is Vice Chairwoman and a member of the California Bankers Association’s Board of Directors; Treasurer of the Solano Economic Development Corporation; and is a member of the State Controller’s Financial Literacy Advisory Committee. She is on the Board of the Yolo Food Bank, a member of Dixon Rotary, and Past President of Soroptimist International of Dixon. Louise is a member of Lambda Alpha International, Sacramento Chapter. Her prior activities include serving on the Board of the Sacramento Area Commerce and Trade Organization, serving on the Western Independent Bankers Service Corporation Board and on several local sports education boards. Her extensive service as a board member of both private and public organizations has provided Louise with extensive knowledge of banking, financial management, risk management, corporate governance, and marketing.
Louise holds a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California.