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Baker Boyer Announces New Board Members

Two new members have been appointed to the Board of Directors for Baker Boyer. Third-generation Lowden farmer Edward Chvatal Jr. and tech entrepreneur and owner of Ingeniux Jim Edmunds are the newest members to join the Board. 

"Edward Chvatal Jr. and Jim Edmunds bring a wealth of experience and expertise to our Board of Directors," said President and CEO, Mark Kajita. "Their diverse backgrounds and exceptional leadership qualities align perfectly with Baker Boyer's commitment to excellence and community-focused approach." 

Chvatal has managed his family’s wheat operation, Chvatal Farms Inc., since 1986 and has been its president since 2000. He is Board Chair of Walla Walla Catholic Schools and served 20 years on the Walla Walla County Conservation District, 11 years on the Walla Walla Basin Watershed Management Partnership, two nine-year terms for Northwest Grain Growers, and on numerous irrigation district boards throughout the Walla Walla Valley. He is a 1984 graduate of Washington State University with two bachelor’s degrees — one in agricultural mechanization and another in agricultural economics. 

Edmunds is President and CEO of Ingeniux Corp., a web content management and digital experience software provider. The Seattle-based company launched in 2000 and expanded into Walla Walla with a second office in 2016, part of a vision to develop a high-tech ecosystem in the community. A Whitman College graduate, Edmunds has served on Whitman College’s President’s Advisory Board and Planned Giving Committee, as well as a grand sponsor at Seattle International Film Festival. 

Baker Boyer is proud to have such distinguished individuals join its Board of Directors.  With their diverse backgrounds and expertise, Chvatal and Edmunds will undoubtedly contribute to Baker Boyer's continued success in serving the community and as a trusted financial partner for its clients.