New Mexico: Avila Joins First National 1870 as Regional President for El Paso and Las Cruces

On October 1, Denver, Colorado-based First National 1870 announced that Ernesto Avila is the new regional president for its El Paso, Texas, and Las Cruces, New Mexico, markets. He is responsible for local community outreach and management, as well as the growth of First National 1870.

Avila has been in banking for 20 years and has expertise in commercial relationship management, credit administration and private banking. He worked at international banks before joining Capital Bank in El Paso in 2010, where he held multiple roles. Previously, he led the strategic direction and relationship management of the bank’s bi-national program, which serves commercial and high net-worth clients on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Prior to that, he served as senior credit manager and holds the credit risk certification designation.

Avila holds a BBA degree in finance from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a master’s degree in business leadership from DUXX Graduate School of Business Leadership.

First National 1870 is a division of Sunflower Bank NA. With approximately $4 billion in assets as of June 30, the bank has locations in six states.

Published in Bankers Digest October 8, 2018