Familiar faces you know, who know you by name.

We have a dynamic group of officers and staff who work diligently to serve the community.

Board of Directors

Headshot photograph of Jack Hoeven.

J. H. Hoeven, Jr.

Founder - First Western Bank & Trust 1964 - 2017
Headshot photograph of Brenda Foster.

Brenda K. Foster

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer - First Western Bank & Trust
Headshot photograph of John Hoeven.

John Hoeven

U.S. Senator
Headshot photograph of Rick Anderson.

Richard K. Anderson

Retired President & Chief Executive Officer - First Western Bank & Trust
Headshot photograph of Jon Bakkes.

Jon Backes

Attorney - McGee, Hankla, & Backes
Headshot photograph of Val Bruels.

Val Bruels

Realtor - Elite Real Estate
Headshot photograph of Rich Campbell.

Rich Campbell

Retired President & Chief Executive Officer - First Western Bank & Trust
Headshot photograph of Clayton Fegley.

Clayton Fegley

Small Grain Farmer
Headshot photograph of Mike Fitzmaurice.

Mike Fitzmaurice

President - Copperhead Corporation Managing Partner - Tri-Star Minerals
Headshot photograph of Kathie Gaddie.

Kathleen Gaddie

President - Ryan Family Dealerships
Headshot photograph of Chuck Kramer.

Charles Kramer

President - I. Keating Furniture World
Headshot photograph of Charles Morgan.

Charles "Chip" Morgan

Owner - Northwest Respiratory Services
Headshot photo of Ron Rauschenberger.

Ron Rauschenberger

Consultant

Adrianna Wetzel

Executive Assistant & Corporate Secretary - First Western Bank & Trust

Officers & Lenders

Officers
Position
Branch
J.H. "Jack" Hoeven
Founder
Brenda Foster
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Kelsey Aller
Human Resource Generalist Officer
Becky Armstrong
Teller Manager
Ilene Baker
Assistant Vice President Human Resource Manager
Kristi Bertsch
Vice President Insurance Placement and Bonds
Jersey Benson
Vice President Commercial Lending
Kevin Bohl
Vice President Commercial Lending
Meagan Burandt
Loan Administrator / CSR Manager
Sarah Burckhard
Senior Mortgage Lender, Assistant Vice President
NMLS: 7665557
Zach Burdick
Vice President - Commercial Lending
Kerry Clark
Vice President Internal Review & CRA Officer
Pam Degele
Vice President Mortgage Lending
NMLS: 665249
Luis Estrada
Senior Vice President Information Security / Strategic Initiatives
Jacob Fannik
Ag Lending Officer
Steve Fennewald
Senior Mortgage Lender, Assistant Vice President
NMLS: 766570
Lacey Fercho
Consumer Loan Officer
NMLS: 1122100
Sam Foss
Vice President & Manager Mortgage Lending
NMLS: 813314
Doug Fredrich
Data Systems Officer
Steve Fundingsland
Assistant Vice President - Consumer Loan Officer
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Products offered through First Western Insurance are: NOT A DEPOSIT, NOT FDIC INSURED, NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY, NOT GUARANTEED BY THE BANK, MAY GO DOWN IN VALUE