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Rob Blethen, CFP®

Executive Vice President D.S. Baker Advisors Walla Walla

blethenr@bakerboyer.com (509) 526-1320
  • CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
  • B.A., Communications, University of Washington
  • Management Programs, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University and American Management Association

Before joining Baker Boyer in 2016, Rob was in the newspaper business, most recently as Publisher of the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin and General Manager of the Yakima-Herald. He has more than two decades of experience in business and non-profit leadership, journalism and running a division of a family business. Rob draws inspiration from his late father who taught him to respect all, listen intently, and have as much fun as you can each-and-every day.

Promoted to the Executive Committee in 2020, Rob oversees Family Advising, the Yakima branch, and Marketing. He works with employees and leaders throughout the bank to elevate the DS Baker Advisor teaming approach, which emphasizes empowerment for the benefit of clients, as well as to market Baker Boyer’s unique and world-class client experience.

Rob believes in giving back and is a member of Rotary and a Board Member, past Board Chairman and current Treasurer of the Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the boards of the YMCA, Bluewood Alpine Race Team, Boys and Girls Club of Greater Portland, Whitman Pioneer, and the United Way.

Five Things About Me

  • Loves 90’s grunge music
  • Has 4 kids and they have 16 pets
  • In college played lacrosse and ski raced
  • Has twice presented at the Harvard Business School
  • Favorite Book: “The Go Giver” by Bob Burg and John D. Mann

Articles by Rob