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  • October 7, 2016

First Western Trust’s Dino Camuñez Wins James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service

Phoenix, Ariz – October 3, 2016 – First Western Trust is pleased to announce that Dino Camuñez, chief lending officer, director of commercial banking, has been awarded the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service from the New Mexico State University Alumni Association.

Established in 1996, the James F. Cole Memorial Award for Service recognizes individuals who have shown progressive support, dedicated involvement, and impactful civic and humanitarian service within the community.

“I am humbled to receive the James F. Cole Award for Service,” said Dino. “The people who have won this award previously have made a significant impact on our community and on New Mexico State University. To be named alongside them is truly an honor.”

Dino has been a dedicated community member throughout his professional career. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Mexico State University Foundation and is chairman emiritus of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Dino was previously a board member of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and a former chairman of the board of the Arizona Hemophilia Association.

Dino has more than 25 years of experience as a private banking and trust senior executive. He was the founding president of First Western Trust, Arizona, in 2008. Prior to joining First Western Trust, Dino was a senior vice president at National Bank of Arizona and a managing director at JP Morgan Chase.

“We are proud to see Dino receive this honor from the New Mexico State University Alumni Association,” said Scott Wylie, chairman and CEO of First Western Trust. “Dino has always been focused on giving back and finding ways to improve the places in which he lives and works. He has had such a positive impact not only on our company but also on the Phoenix community, and we are proud to see Dino recognized with this prestigious award.”