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  • August 29, 2016

Scottsdale, Ariz – August 25, 2016 – First Western Trust is excited to announce that the President of First Western Trust, Scottsdale, Trish Stark, has been recognized as one of AZ Business Magazine’s 2016 Most Influential Women in Arizona Business.

Each year, this award recognizes women in the Arizona community who have gained influence in their respective fields through hard-earned track records of professional excellence, leadership, innovation, and community impact. This year’s group was selected from more than 1,000 candidates.

“I am honored to be named one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,” said Trish. “This is a prestigious group of women who have been selected this year, and I am humbled to be part of it.”

Trish has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. As President, Trish leads a team of financial professionals to build and strengthen wealth management, trust, private banking, and investment management relationships for First Western Trust. Prior to joining First Western Trust, Trish served in several national senior executive roles for Bank of America’s Treasury Management Division.

In addition to her professional success, Trish is a dedicated member of the Arizona community. Currently, Trish serves as president of the Economic Club of Phoenix and of the Catholic Community Foundation Board of Trustees. She is also a Trustee of Arizona State University, and a member of their  W.P. Carey School of Business Dean’s Council.  She is a Professional Advisory Board member for the Arizona Community Foundation, and Advisory Board member for ASU’s Lodestar Center for Non-Profit Leadership.

“We are very proud of Trish’s recognition as one of the Most Influential Women in Arizona Business,” said Dan Thompson, regional president of First Western Trust, Arizona. “Trish is an incredible leader both in our Arizona offices as well as out in the community. We are excited to see that her innovation, leadership, and community efforts are being recognized, and we congratulate her on this honor.”