April 20, 2011 13:44 ET

First Western Trust Banker Nominated as Philanthropist of the Year by WomenGive

DENVER, CO--(Marketwire - Apr 20, 2011) - First Western Trust Bank, striving to be the best private bank for the Western wealth management client, has announced that Mandy Jesser, who serves as the Private Banking Officer for First Western's Northern Colorado Office, was nominated as the WomenGive Philanthropist of the Year at its 5th Annual Membership Luncheon.

WomenGive is a partnership between United Way of Larimer County and The Women's Foundation of Colorado that focuses on providing self-sufficiency for women and girls. Currently, the program provides financial assistance for childcare to single mothers attending college. The group celebrates the power of women philanthropists coming together to create real change for women and girls in Larimer County by honoring a philanthropist from its membership each year.

In her position as Northern Colorado's Private Banking Officer, Ms. Jesser is active in higher education, particularly with the local community colleges, and volunteers with local women's programs.

"Mandy walks the talk of philanthropy," said Pam Jessen, Member of WomenGive. "Not only is she supporting the people in her community, she's teaching others the spirit of giving along the way."

Ms. Jesser, who brings over 13 years of experience within the banking industry to her role, is a resource for First Western's private banking services and solutions. She holds a Masters of Arts in English from the University of Northern Colorado.

"One of First Western's core values is to be community-focused," said Jim Sprout, Chairman, First Western Trust Bank, Northern Colorado, "and we encourage all of our associates to serve in our community. Mandy does great honor to us all with the leadership and support she's providing to the Northern Colorado area."

About First Western Trust Bank
First Western Trust Bank strives to be 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 $4.3 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. Built specifically for the new economies of the West, the firm and its affiliates have offices in Arizona, California, and Colorado. For more information, visit or call 303-531-8100.

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