SAN FRANCISCO — Seattle-Northwest Securities Corp., a municipal bond broker and dealer, said board member Karl Leaverton will replace Maud Daudon as its new president and chief executive.

Daudon is leaving effective April 16 after 10 years of service with the firm.

“Maud shared her desire to transition out of her position nearly a year ago,” Dave Taylor, SNW’s board chairman, said in a statement. “This gave us time to complete a thoughtful succession-planning process.”

Leaverton will leave his position as a management consultant with Blakely Management Co., a business consulting firm in Bellevue, Wash.

With more than 30 years of financial services experience, Leaverton was president of RBC Wealth Management’s private client group from 2006 to 2009, and before that was a regional director for the firm for 13 years.

Daudon joined Seattle-Northwest Securities in 2002, becoming president and CEO in 2006.

Seattle-Northwest is a regular presence in the league tables for underwriters and financial advisors in the Northwest. In 2011, it was top-ranked FA in Washington, according to data from Thomson Reuters.

The employee-owned firm has offices in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland, New York City, Boise and San Francisco.

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