Board of Directors

Western States School of Banking’s Board of Directors has been the backbone of the Western States School of Banking for its entire 43-year history.  The intense curriculum and classes, created by and for banking executives, have been strategically chosen to reflect current challenges in the banking industry and to include practical, industry-relevant topics.

WSSB’s volunteer Board is dedicated to strengthening community banks and their most valuable assets: dedicated and talented employees. The 2 year bachelor-level Certificate offered through the Western States School of Banking has an immediate ROI for the sponsoring bank or organization that sends its best and brightest employees. Students come to WSSB and in the process, bankers emerge.

Our Board is comprised of hard-working banking professionals who design a curriculum founded on best practices and principles that can be applied immediately. With industry challenges in constant flux, nothing less than a cutting-edge and constantly reviewed program will meet the ever-changing career challenges of your most valuable employees.

Executive Board

Florine Morrison, Chairman
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
First National Bank of Durango
Durango, CO

Bret Moody, Chair-Elect
President/Managing Officer
First American Bank
Hobbs, NM

Brenda May, Secretary
VP Human Resources
TBK Bank – Western Division
Lamar, CO

Jerry C. Walker, Treasurer
President/Chief Executive Officer
Independent Community Bankers Association
of New Mexico, Aztec, NM

Board of Directors

John Anderson
Executive Vice President
New Mexico Bankers Association
Albuquerque, NM

Jennifer L. Carey
Loan Processor/2016 Class President
The Bank of Clovis
Clovis, NM

Lana Coffman
Chief Financial Officer
International Bank
Raton, NM

Heather Frazier
Chief Financial Officer
First National Bank of Cortez
Cortez, CO

Jeff Higgins
Operations Manager
FMS Bank
Fort Morgan, CO

Rob Holt
Senior Vice President
Academy Bank
Denver, CO

Matt Houston
Brach Manager/2015 Class President
First National Bank of the Rio Grande
Santa Fe, NM

Henry Jaramillo
Member Emeritus
Belen, New Mexico

Floyd Morelos
Vice President/Marketing Director
Century Bank
Santa Fe, NM

Mike Morrison
Vice President/Senior Lender
First State Bank of New Castle
New Castle, WY

Donald G. Simonson
Banking Professor Emeritus
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Sonya Struck
Operations Management/2017 Class President
Centinel Bank of Taos
Taos, NM

Angie Torres
Assistant Vice President
First American Bank
Las Cruces, NM

Barbara Walker
Executive Director
Independent Bankers of Colorado
Denver, CO

Ron Williams
Chairman of the Board
Bank of New Mexico
Grants, NM

Ron Wiser
President/Chief Executive Officer
Bank of the Southwest
Roswell, NM