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
Headshot photograph of Lori Hetletved.

Lori Hetletved

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
Ilene Baker
Assistant Vice President Human Resource Manager
Jersey Benson
Vice President Commercial Lending
Fred Beuchler
Senior Vice President & Chief Lending Officer
Kevin Bohl
Vice President Commercial Lending
Sarah Burckhard
Senior Mortgage Lender, Assistant Vice President
NMLS: 7665557
Kerry Clark
Vice President Internal Review & CRA Officer
Kathy Coughlin
Assistant Retirement Benefits Officer
Pam Degele
Vice President Mortgage Lending
NMLS: 665249
Becky Dolley
Credit Review Officer
Becky Elder
Operations Support Officer
Luis Estrada
Senior Vice President of Operations
Jacob Fannik
Ag Lending Officer
Steve Fennewald
Senior Mortgage Lender, Assistant Vice President
NMLS: 766570
Sam Foss
Vice President & Manager Mortgage Lending
NMLS: 813314
Steve Fundingsland
Assistant Vice President Consumer Lending
Marla Gasmann
Customer Relations Officer & BSA Officer
Amy Glovich
Vice President Internal Audit & Compliance