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News releases and articles are believed accurate as of the date they are issued; however, they may become outdated over time, and should not be relied on as accurate after their issue date.

Press Releases

November 11, 2015  First National Bank of Santa Fe Announces New Executive Hires
First National Bank today announced executive additions to its retail banking and operations teams.  Read more >

November 4, 2015 First National Announces $5,000 Charitable Match to "Think New Mexico"
First National today announced that it will be providing a $5,000 charitable contribution to the current online fundraising drive... Read more >

October 20, 2015 First National Rio Grande Celebrates Grand Opening
First National Rio Grande celebrated the grand opening of its new full service branch on October 19, 2015... Read more >

October 14, 2014 First National Rio Grande Opens New Branch In ABQ Uptown
First National Rio Grande announces the opening of its new full service branch at 2200 Louisiana Boulevard NW in the ABQ Uptown...Read more >

September 29, 2015 First National to Deliver Home Loans Through its Affiliate Guardian Mortgage Company
Guardian Mortgage Company and First National Bank of Santa Fe, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Strategic Growth Bacorp Incorporated, announce...Read more >

February 16, 2015 First National Bank of Santa Fe Announces John C. Asbury as President & Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors and Douglas M. Brown, Interim CEO, are pleased to announce that John C. Asbury has been named President & CEO... Read more >

April 28, 2014 First National Unveils Refreshed Brand and New Logo!
Revitalized identity reflects legacy of financial strength with additional equity, increased asset size, expanded lending capacity and enhanced banking services...Read more >

April 22, 2014 First Santa Fe Advisors Increases Services Under New Leadership
First National Santa Fe is pleased to announce that Bill Zaleski has been appointed to serve as Managing Director...Read more >

Media Coverage

April 28, 2015 How to Protect your Business from Wire Fraud: Q&A with Melissa Gonzales
A Q&A with Senior Vice President, Treasury Management Director, Melissa Gonzales. Click here to read more >>.

May 22, 2013 Strategic Growth Bancorp Quickly Living Up to Its Name
Article in ABQ Business First about First National Santa Fe joining the SGB family of community banks. Click here to read more >>

May 6, 2013 Longtime NM Banker Michelle Coons Wins Leadership Post
Article in ABQ BusinessFirst on Michelle Coons being named president of First National Santa Fe. Click here to read more >>.

May 4, 2013 First National Bank Merger a Boon for Workers
Article in The New Mexican regarding First National Santa Fe becoming a part of the Strategic Growth Bancorp family of community banks. Click here to read more >>.

Apr 30, 2013 First National Honored as Employer of the Year
The Professional Business Women of New Mexico, Santa Fe Chapter, has given First National  its Employer of the Year award in the large-business category. Click here to read more >>