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News releases and articles are believed accurate as of the date they are issued; however, they may become outdated over time, and should not be relied on as accurate after their issue date.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

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 >

April 22, 2014 First Santa Fe Advisors Increases Services Under New Leadership
First National Santa Fe is pleased to announce that Bill Zaleski has been appointed to serve as Managing Director...Read more >

December 13, 2013 Eric Letendre Joins Trust Department
First National Bank 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 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 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 Santa Fe congratulates Fred Bernson on his promotion to Senior Vice President, Commercial and SBA Lending...Read more >

Media Coverage

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 BusinessFirst 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 >>