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 44-year history.  The intense curriculum and classes, created by and for banking executives, have been strategically designed to address current challenges in the banking industry and to include practical, industry-relevant content.

WSSB’s volunteer Board is dedicated to strengthening community banks and their most valuable assets, dedicated and talented employees. The two year bachelor-level Certificate has an immediate ROI for the sponsoring organization that sends its best and brightest employees to learn. Send us students and we’ll send you back bankers!

Executive Board

Bret Moody, Chairman
President/Managing Officer
First American Bank
Hobbs, NM

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

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

Board of Directors

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

Lori Bowers
AVP Operations Officer
Bank of Colorado
Durango, CO

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

Lana Coffman
Chief Financial Officer
International Bank
Raton, NM

Brandy Darden
Senior Vice President/2018 Class President
Western Heritage Bank
Las Cruces, NM

Jeff Higgins
Chief Information Technology Manager
FMS Bank
Fort Morgan, CO

Rob Holt
Senior Vice President
North Valley Bank

Thornton, CO

Henry Jaramillo
Member Emeritus
Belen, New Mexico

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

Ed Robertson
President & CEO; ICBA/NM Representative
Belen, NM

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

Jerry Walker
Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico
Aztec, NM

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