At the annual shareholder meeting of the First National Bank of Las Animas, new directors were elected and officer promotions were made.

At the annual shareholder meeting of the First National Bank of Las Animas, new directors were elected and officer promotions were made.

The board of directors is comprised of Tina Eck, Bill Herebic, Larry Johnston, Dale L. Leighty, Quentin Leighty, Roger Saffer, Marvin Schlegel and Robert Valdez.

Officer positions announced were:

Cody Allen, Loan Officer – Las Animas Office

Asa Brown, Loan Officer – Las Animas Office

Greg Leonard, Loan Officer – Monument Office

Thomas J. Martinez (T.J.), Loan Officer – Rocky Ford Office

Jaxon Meardon, Loan Officer – La Junta Office

Diana Chavez, Vice President – Operations Department Rocky Ford Office

Jessica Weimer, Vice President – Loan Department Ordway Office

Jeremy Camp, IT Director – All Offices

Joel Kienitz, Assistant Vice President – Monument Office

Chairman Dale L. Leighty announced that 2016 was a record year in terms of profitability and overall performance. Year end total assets were over $331 million with offices in six Colorado communities; Las Animas, La Junta, Rocky Ford, Ordway, Fowler and Monument. Chartered in 1901, First National Bank is one of the oldest banks in Colorado.