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 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
Angie Hansen
Assistant Vice President Loan Operations