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Press Releases

May 10, 2016 First National Santa Fe Announces New Head of Trust and Investment Services
Maria Sturges promoted to Senior Vice President, Manager of Trust and Investment Services. Read more >>

May 10, 2016 First National Rio Grande Announces New Professional Services Banker
Fran Lesher to lead specialty commercial banking efforts in Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Read more >>  

May 03, 2016 First National Santa Fe Wins Sonny Brown Business of the Year Award from Rotary District 5520 First National Santa Fe is pleased to announce it is the winner of the 2016 Sonny Brown Business of the Year Award from the Rotary District 5520. Read more >>

May 02, 2016 Hub International Acquires the Assets of New Mexico-Based First Santa Fe Insurance Services, Inc.
Hub International Limited announced today that it has acquired the assets of First Santa Fe Insurance Services, Inc. Read more >>

April 15, 2016 First National Sponsors 2016 Money Smart Week® throughout New Mexico April 23-30, 2016
First April is Financial Literacy Month, and First National Rio Grande is the proud title sponsor of the 2016 Money Smart Week in New Mexico, with classes and seminars taking place throughout New Mexico offering free financial education. Read more >>

April 07, 2016 First National Now Providing Banking Services to Santa Fe County
First National Santa Fe was selected and has been providing banking services to Santa Fe County. Read more >>

February 26, 2016 First National Santa Fe Welcomes Back Private Banking Manager Mark French
First National Santa Fe has appointed Mark French, senior vice president and private banking manager after a brief hiatus. Read more >>

February 17, 2016 First National Santa Fe Reopens Upgraded Alameda Branch
First National Santa Fe is officially reopening its Alameda branch in Santa Fe on Monday, February 22. Read more >>

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 >>


Media Coverage

April 15, 2016 Banker on Money Smart Week: 'New Mexico needs this'  Article in Albuquerque Business First on First National's leadership in bringing financial literacy to New Mexico.  Click here to read more >>

April 1, 2016 This New Mexico bank is pivoting to on-demand & mobile banking Article in ABQ Business First on the bank's responsiveness to banking trends and technology.  Click here to read more >>

April 1, 2016 Local bank exec on her evolving industry: 'Try to find a way to say yes'  Q&A in ABQ Business First with Jennifer Lind, EVP of Retail Banking. Click here to read more >>

February 17, 2016 First National Bank debuts major upgrade to Santa Fe branch Article in ABQ Business First on the reopening of the Alameda Branch  Click here to read more >>

December 8, 2015 New Technology at this New Mexico Bank Seeks to Eliminate Loan 'Black Hole'
Article in ABQ Business First on the bank's transition to cloud based loan software. Click here to read more>>

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 Business First 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 >>