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President | Aspen

As President of our Aspen office, Charles is responsible for the day-to-day operations and business development of the Aspen team and is involved in all aspects of client relationships, wealth and investment management, and business development.

Charles brings more than 29 years of banking experience to First Western Trust. He was most recently market president at Vectra Bank, where he was responsible for all revenue, profit, credit quality, and market share for four branches in the Roaring Fork Valley and Telluride markets. His prior experience includes senior vice president and senior credit analyst at Vectra Bank and vice president of commercial lending at Pueblo Bank & Trust.


  • Master of Business Administration – Wake Forest University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics – Syracuse University
  • RMA Commercial Lending School – University of South Florida
  • ANMLS ID 608067


• Aspen Chamber Resort Association, Treasurer (Past)