In the News

Stay up to date on the latest news and happenings with First National Bank.

News releases and articles are believed accurate as of the date they are issued; however, they may become outdated over time, and should not be relied on as accurate after their issue date.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

December 13, 2013 Eric Letendre Joins Trust Department
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to welcome Eric Letendre as Senior Trust & Investment Officer...Read more >

October 18, 2013 Pat Murray Promoted to Private Banking Manager
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to announce Pat Murray's promotion to Senior Private Banking Manager...Read more >

October 18, 2013 Kevin Flores Promoted to Assistant Vice President
The Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Kevin Flores to Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lender...Read more >

September 24, 2013 William Zaleski Joins Trust Department
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to welcome Bill Zaleski as Senior Vice President and Chief Fiduciary Officer...Read more >

September 9, 2013 Fred Bernson Promoted to Senior Vice President
First National Bank of Santa Fe congratulates Fred Bernson on his promotion to Senior Vice President, Commercial and SBA Lending...Read more >

Jul 15, 2013 Jennifer Lind Promoted to Chief Deposit Officer
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the promotion of Chief Deposit Officer Jennifer Lind to Executive Vice President.... Read More >

May 20, 2013 Mark Pierce Joins Commercial Lending Team
First National Bank welcomes Mark Pierce as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender at Main Office.... Read More >

May 3, 2013 First National Bank of Santa Fe Becomes Part of the Strategic Growth Bancorp Family of Community Banks
SGB is a bank holding company developing a regional community bank enterprise in the Southwestern United States.... Read More >

Apr 24, 2013 Noel Valencia Joins Hospital Drive Office
First National Bank welcomes Noel Valencia as Business Development and Commercial Banker at the Hospital Drive Office.... Read More >

Apr 24, 2013 Bank Wins Employer of the Year Award
First National Bank of Santa Fe is honored to receive the 'Employer of the Year' award from the Professional Business Women of New Mexico, Santa Fe Chapter....Read More >

Mar 11, 2013 Bank Wins Design Award for Main Office Renovation
First National Bank of Santa Fe wins AGC-NM Best Buildings 2013 award in the category of Renovation / Design-Build for the extensive renovation of the Bank's flagship main office on the Santa Fe Plaza.... Read More >

Feb 11, 2013 Candace Chavez Appointed as CRA Officer
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the appointment of Candace Chavez as the Bank's Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Officer....Read More >

Feb 4, 2013 Medical EFT Services Provide Solution to Payment Processing Mandate
First National Bank of Santa Fe launches Medical EFT Payment Services for efficient payment processing in compliance with the Affordable Healthcare Act. Solution allows healthcare professionals to spend less time processing paperwork and more time focusing on patient care.... Read More >


Media Coverage

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

May 8, 2013 ABQWest Radio Interview

Heather Johnson, Journal Center Banking Office Manager, is interviewed on the ABQWest Radio Program that was broadcast on KIVA 1600AM.

May 6, 2013 Longtime NM Banker Michelle Coons Wins Leadership Post
Article in ABQ BusinessFirst on Michelle Coons being named president of First National Bank of 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 Bank 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 Bank its Employer of the Year award in the large-business category. Click here to read more >>

Oct 14, 2012 All Things Real Estate Interview

Radio Interview with Marita DeVargas, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer.

Jul 22, 2012 All Things Real Estate Interview

Radio interview with Becky Farnham, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer.