Baker Boyer National Bank in Walla Walla, Wash., has tapped president Mark Kajita as its new chief executive.

The $552 million-asset company said in a press release Monday that Kajita was elected at the bank's board meeting earlier this month. Kajita will take over the position on Jan. 1.

Kajita will succeed Megan Clubb, who will retire. Clubb, who will remain chairman, has been Baker Boyer's CEO since 2000. She joined the bank in 1990.

Kajita has been Baker Boyer's president and chief investment officer since January 2014 and joined the bank in 2003. He previously worked for Ernst & Young in Seattle.

Baker Boyer could not be reached for comment.

Also earlier this month, Stephen Kimball retired from the bank's board. Kimball, who joined Baker Boyer in 1970, was formerly the bank's chairman and chief executive.

Baker Boyer operates eight branches in Walla Walla, Kennewick and Yakima, Wash.; and in Milton-Freewater, Ore.

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