About Us

The First National Story
First National Bank of Santa Fe is comprised of First National Denver, First National Santa Fe, and First National Rio Grande. While we operate under different brand names in different communities, we are one FDIC insured bank.  As the first bank in the Southwest, our charter represents a rich heritage of community commitment and financial strength and stability dating back to 1870.

Our Business Strategy
For business leaders, entrepreneurs and individuals seeking a personalized banking experience, First National is committed to helping you thrive with the ideal combination of scale and a personalized, collaborative approach—providing trusted, expert financial solutions. Rooted in the communities we serve, our approach is focused on your personal and business success to empower economic stability and growth.

We offer abroad range of superior Commercial Lending solutions, state-of-the-art Treasury Management services and the highest caliber Private Banking and Wealth Management offerings. With local expertise and local decision making, we cater to the business and community leaders in each of the markets we serve.

Our Size and Footprint
We operate through 25 branch locations in Colorado and New Mexico, throughout a corridor of economic growth that is critical to the success and future of the Southwest. We also offer a robust suite of online and electronic banking solutions.

Committed and Successful Ownership and Management
We are part of First National Bancorp, a financial holding company led by investor Bill Sanders. Our commitment is to invest in the communities we serve with the most talented people, world-class technology, outstanding customer service, and local decision making. 


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Our Board of Directors

Carl Alongi
Retired Managing Partner, Pulakos & Alongi
Senior Consultant, REDW, LLC

John C. Asbury
President & Chief Executive Officer, First National Rio Grande, First National Santa Fe & First National Denver

Joe Blake
Chancellor Emeritus, Colorado State University System

Doug Brown
Dean, University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management

Hank Brown
President Emeritus, University of Colorado; Senior Counsel, Brownstein,
Hyatt, Farber, Schreck; Former United States Senator from Colorado

Garrey Carruthers
President, New Mexico State University

Linda Childears
President & Chief Executive Officer, The Daniels Fund

Michelle Coons
President, First National Rio Grande & First National Santa Fe

Richard Cupp
President & Chief Executive Officer, Bank of the Orient, San Francisco

Beth Moise, Ph.D.
Owner and President, Beth Moise International, LLC
Former Senior Vice President, British Telecom

William P. Sanders
Chairman, First National Rio Grande, First National Santa Fe & First National Denver
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Strategic Growth Bancorp

Edward Tinsley
Owner, Tinsley Hospitality Group, LLC