SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – First Western Bank & Trust (FWBT) announces the opening of a Loan Production Office (LPO) in a new community: Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Ryan Martin has been hired as the LPO’s Market President and Brett Anderson as VP Commercial Lender. Together, Martin and Anderson have over 21 years of banking and financial experience.

“As a Sioux Falls native who has been on the receiving side of so much this community has to offer, I’m thrilled to be a part of the FWBT organization who prioritizes serving and giving back to the communities where we live and work”, Ryan Martin states.

Brenda Foster, President & CEO, says, “Expanding our geographic footprint expands our brand and opens opportunities for First Western Bank & Trust and our customers. We are excited to become a partner with the robust business community and great people of Sioux Falls.”

First Western Bank & Trust is a community bank founded in 1964. The organization consists of more than 340 employees at 17 different locations within seven regions across North Dakota, Minnesota, and now South Dakota.

First Western supports and invests in the communities they serve and strives to make their communities a better place to live, work and do business.