They include Barbara Wolfe to Assistant Vice President/Manager, Ouray. Wolf, a Colorado native, grew up on a ranch on the eastern plains of Colorado. Since her career in banking began in 1981, she has worked in the financial services industry, joining Alpine Bank in 1999. “I really enjoy the community volunteering and being a part of Ouray is a fulfilling experience,” says Wolfe, who enjoys tracing family genealogy, as well as spending time with her husband Cliff and their family.
Also promoted: Danny Craft, who is now a Senior Vice President, in Telluride. Craft was born and raised in Telluride; after graduating from Telluride High School in 1999, he attended Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, attaining a bachelor’s degree in economics. He began his banking career in Telluride, going on to the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI in 2009. He is treasurer of the board of the Telluride Historical Museum and volunteers for a number of non-profits throughout the community. In his free time, he enjoys skiing and dirt biking along with a newfound passion for mountain biking.
And Chris Maughan, now a Senior Vice President, Telluride, originally hails from Winter Park, Fla., but grew up visiting Colorado with his family to enjoy outdoor mountain sports. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., graduating with a degree in political science. He joined Alpine Bank in 2003 and since then has attained a graduate degree from the Graduate School of Banking at CU, Boulder.
Maughan is very active in supporting local nonprofit efforts; he is treasurer for the San Miguel Resource Center, a mentor for the One to One Program, board director for the Squid Show Theatre and is a Principles of Banking instructor for the Center for Financial Training. In his spare time, you can find Chris enjoying the local rivers and bike trails with his four-legged friend, Avery.
Alpine Bank is a $2.4 billion dollar employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO. With 37 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank serves over 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services.
American National Bank Wins Award
TELLURIDE – American National Bank has once again received the highest rating as a Blue Ribbon Bank from VERIBANC, Inc., an independent, national bank rating firm. Based on recent financial data obtained from the Federal Reserve Bank’s Call Report for the First Quarter 2011, Veribanc qualified ANB as a Blue Ribbon Bank using an eight level rating system, plus satisfying additional safety related criteria.
In qualifying for the Blue Ribbon Bank status, banks must receive Veribanc’s highest Green, Three Stars rating which includes all six factors that the Federal regulators utilize in determining the government’s “CAMELS” ratings – Capital strength, Asset quality, Management, Earnings, Liquidity, and Sensitivity to market risk. In addition, the bank must satisfy additional safety related criteria.
This Blue Ribbon Bank Award is reserved for those highly rated financial institutions that demonstrate exceptional attention to safety, soundness and financial strength, and is the oldest national accolade presented to banks by private sector analysts.
“We are happy to be recognized again by outside financial analysts, especially in these challenging economic times,” says Vance Wagner, regional bank president. “As a large, independent bank, receiving an award like this demonstrates our commitment to our customers, shareholders and our community in maintaining our financial strength.”
American National Bank has 37 locations in Colorado and Wyoming with 15 of them located in Western Colorado. The bank is a member of the Sturm Financial Group (SFG) consisting of 42 community banking centers located in Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri. SFG maintains financial strength embodied in approximately $2 billion in assets. The Banking Centers proudly deliver personalized, responsive service to their customers and offer a full line of financial services for personal and business needs, e-Services for online and mobile banking, Cash Management, Wealth Management and Loans for Commercial, Small Business and Consumer needs.
Prima Donna Day Spa at Society Turn Business Center
TELLURIDE – Donna Joywalker, owner of Prima Donna’s, a small day spa located at Society Turn Business Center, has returned to Telluride after 30 years with a new profession. Since leaving Telluride in 1982, Joywalker has become a licensed massage therapist, esthetician and clinical transpersonal hypnotherapist.
Treatments include the “Mind/Body Wrap,” a “hypnomassage” combining massage and hypnotherapy, and more traditional spa treatments and facials. For more information, visit primadonnastelluride.com or call 720/288-1986.