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Michael Walker

Executive Vice President
Northern California Regional Executive

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Michael R. Walker is executive vice president of Commercial Banking at City National Bank. He is responsible for commercial banking activities throughout the company and is a member of the bank’s Executive Council. He is also City National’s regional executive for Northern California.

Michael's extensive finance experience includes positions of increasing responsibility in commercial and investment banking, as well as financing for entrepreneurs. He was president of U.S. Bancorp's Northern California region from 2005 until 2013 and was head of the company's corporate banking business in eight Western states.

Michael also spent 18 years in roles of increasing responsibility at banks that merged with JPMorgan Chase, including Chemical Bank and Manufacturers Hanover Trust. He was involved in the 1999 acquisition of Hambrecht & Quist in his role with Chase Securities. In addition, Michael spent two years as managing director of San Francisco-based GFP Advisors, a boutique middle-market advisory firm, where he was responsible for business development and transaction execution, with a focus on corporate finance and capital raising.

Michael serves on the board of the California State Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Latino Education Advancement Foundation in San Jose, California.

Michael holds a bachelor's degree in foreign service from Georgetown University.