Lisa Hiatt has joined the First Western Bank & Trust staff as a Retail Operations Manager. She is a Willow City native, who graduated from University of Mary with degrees in business administration and management information systems. Hiatt has over 12 years of banking knowledge that she brings to her role at First Western. Hiatt has been involved in the YP Network and in Women United.

First Western recently welcomed Shelly Peterson as a senior loan administrator. She is a Minot native, graduating from Minot High School and from NDSCS. Peterson has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry, and started with the bank in September.

Zachary Burdick joined the First Western Bank & Trust team as a vice president of commercial lending. He is a Devils Lake native, who graduated from Minot State University with a BA in accounting. He also attended Graduate School of Banking in Wisconsin where he received an Executive Leadership Certificate in the School of Business. Burdick has over 12 years of experience in banking. Burdick has served as president of the MSU Beaver Boosters and enjoys being involved in the Minot community.

Audra Wyman is a Westhope native, who graduated from Westhope High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Minot State University in 2008. She has 13 years of banking experience and serves on the MSU Alumni Board.