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Press Releases

Jul 15, 2013 Jennifer Lind Promoted to Chief Deposit Officer
First National 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 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 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 >

Jan 24, 2013 Becky Farnham Promoted to Vice President
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Mortgage Lender Becky Farnham to Vice President.... Read More >

Jan 24, 2013 Marita DeVargas Promoted to Vice President
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Mortgage Lender Marita DeVargas to Vice President... Read More >

Jan 24, 2013 Kathy Breneman Promoted to Vice President
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the promotion of Senior Mortgage Lender Kathy Breneman to Vice President... Read More >

Nov 30, 2012 New Mexico Banquest Corporation, Holding Company of First National Bank of Santa Fe, Merging with Strategic Growth Bancorp Inc.
The pro-active merger was initiated by First National Bank to enhance its already strong financial standing, and will position First National Bank to retain its community roots while growing to become one of the leading financial services firms in the Southwest.... Read More >

Nov 15, 2012 Marianne Candelario Celebrates 55th Year with Bank
First National Bank congratulates Marianne Candelario for 55 years of dedicated service.... Read More >

Nov 14, 2012 First National Bank Welcomes Matt Rasmusson to Denver Office
Matt Rasmusson joins First National Bank's Denver Office as Vice President & Commercial Banker.... Read More >

Nov 14, 2012 Fred Bernson Named SBA Lender of the Year
First National Bank congratulates Fred Bernson, VP & Small Business Lender, on recognition from the Enchantment Land Certified Development Company.... Read more >

Oct 1, 2012 First National Bank Welcomes Scott Yeoman as Chief Operating Officer
Scott Yeoman has joined First National Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.... Read More >

Sep 24, 2012 Laura Altomare Promoted to Vice President
First National Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Laura Altomare, Marketing Manager, to Vice President... Read More >

Jul 1, 2012 Joshua Francisco Promoted to Assistant Vice President
First National Bank of Santa Fe is pleased to announce the promotion of E-Banking Manager Joshua Francisco to Assistant Vice President.... Read More >

Jun 1, 2012 Karen Borrego Promoted to Vice President
First National Bank of Santa Fe congratulates Karen Borrego, Hospital Drive Office Manager, on her promotion to Vice President.... Read More >

May 24, 2012 FinanceWorks Available Through FNB Online
Online banking users now have a powerful new money management tool that provides an easier way to budget, save, and control spending by providing a comprehensive financial snapshot in one easy-to-view location.... Read More >

Mar 1, 2012 Renovation of Flagship Location Complete
Main Office landmark building transformed by contemporary design while retaining historical architectural elements.... Read More >

Jan 9, 2012 Mobile Banking Solution Launched
First National offers consumer mobile web banking via a mobile web browser, text messaging or iPhone and Android Apps.... Read More >

Media Coverage

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.

Dec 12, 2012 Holiday Loans to Keep You Active
Article posted on NerdWallet.com featuring top picks of banks offering personal loans. Click here.

Dec 1, 2012 Santa Fe Bank Plans Merger
Article in Journal Santa Fe regarding merger of Bank's holding company. Click here.

Nov 30, 2012 First National Bank parent to merge with Strategic Growth Bancorp
Article in the New Mexico Business Weekly on merger of Bank's holding company. Click here.

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.