SOURCE: First Western Trust Bank

First Western Trust Bank

August 17, 2010 12:24 ET

First Western Trust Bank Strengthens Leadership Team With Experienced Hires

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - August 17, 2010) -  First Western Trust Bank, striving to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client, announced today that two established financial professionals -- D. Nick Forss and David Kuhn -- have joined the firm.

The successful recruitment of the seasoned executives will support First Western Trust Bank's success in Colorado, recently recognized as a leader in the banking community by Denver Business Journal with regard to sustained loan and lease portfolio growth.

"First Western continues to seek out high-performing individuals with values that align with our organization," said Joanne Field, Colorado Bank President. "First Western is well known in the community and the industry for its focus on client service and strong growth -- we attract people with the same motivation."

Mr. Forss, formerly with US Bank, is Vice President in charge of building and maintaining client banking and lending relationships for First Western's Cherry Creek office. Prior to joining First Western, Mr. Forss was a successful member if US Bank's business banking group.

Mr. Kuhn comes to First Western from Wells Fargo Wealth Management Group with over 25 years of experience in Portfolio Management. Mr. Kuhn is now a Senior Vice President and the Portfolio Manager for the Denver team. He is dedicated to developing individual investment strategies for each client based on their objectives, today and tomorrow.

About First Western Trust Bank
First Western Trust Bank is the best private bank for the Western wealth management client, providing comprehensive tailored solutions in the areas of wealth planning, private banking, investment management and trust services. With over $4 billion in assets under management, First Western was recently ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing bank/bank holding institutions in the country. First Western was also recognized as the top-ranking bank in the Denver Metropolitan area in terms of overall loan growth by Denver Business Journal. Built specifically for the new economies of the West, the firm and its affiliates have offices in Arizona, California, and Colorado. For more information, please visit or call 303-531-8100.

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    Rebecca Wilson Macsovits
    First Western Trust Bank
    (303) 531-8100
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