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  • August 25, 2016

Denver, Colo – August 25, 2016 – First Western Trust is proud to announce that Chief Investment Officer, Debra Silversmith, was named the winner of the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business award in the Banking and Finance category.

The Outstanding Women in Business award recognizes women of excellence in business and community and selects honorees based on their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishment, and community leadership. This year, the Denver Business Journal received more than 240 nominations.

“I am humbled to be named a winner of the Denver Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business award,” said Debra. “This is a prestigious group of finalists, and I am excited that my professional and community accomplishments have been recognized alongside theirs.”

Debra serves as chief investment officer for First Western Trust where she is responsible for developing the company’s overall investment strategy. She leads the Investment Policy Committee, which designs the asset allocation guidelines for the firm, and directs First Western Trust’s partnerships with outside investment managers. Debra joined First Western Trust through the merger of her company Sterling Partners in March 2005.

“We’re excited to have Debra be named an Outstanding Woman in Business,” said Scott Wylie, CEO of First Western Trust. “Debra has been instrumental in the development and growth of our investment management platform, and her innovative, entrepreneurial spirit has been critical to our success as a firm. We are proud to see that her accomplishments are being recognized by the Denver Business Journal.”