New Mexico: First National 1870 Creates Specialized Business Banking Team in Santa Fe

Denver, Colorado-based First National 1870 Bank has hired two executives to create a new business banking group in Los Alamos and Santa Fe.

Tara Block-Archuleta, vice president/business banker, brings more than 20 years of banking experience, with a background in business banking, consumer lending and branch management. She is also a licensed real estate professional. Block-Archuleta was most recently a business development officer for a community bank in Santa Fe. She has a bachelor of applied science degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico

Randy Lucero, assistant vice president/business banker, has more than 15 years of experience in financial services. Most recently, he was a business relationship manager/commercial lender in Santa Fe for a national bank. Lucero has been an advisor on the Small Business Advisory Council of the Santa Fe Business Incubator since 2014.

First National 1870 operates in New Mexico and Texas as a division of Sunflower Bank NA, which also has locations (as Sunflower Bank) in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Arizona.

Published in Bankers Digest September 10, 2018