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First Western

President | Denver

Suzanne Johnson, president of First Western Trust’s Denver office, is responsible for building and strengthening new and existing client relationships in wealth planning, investment management, trusts, and private banking, including commercial and consumer lending. Suzanne orchestrates a diverse team of financial professionals to provide an exceptional, holistic compliment of financial services to clients, their families, and their businesses.

Prior to joining First Western Trust, Suzanne spent 15 years at FirstBank, rising to an executive vice president position, with key companywide roles in complex commercial lending, training and mentoring, and sales process development and implementation. She was then recruited to a senior role at AMG National Trust. Collectively, Suzanne has more than 18 years of experience in banking and financial services.

Getting to Know Suzanne

What person, living or deceased, would you most like to meet? 

Besides Ryan Reynolds?  Probably Warren Buffett. 

What do you believe is your best quality? 

What you see is what you get!  I strive to be open, honest and transparent in every interaction, but in the most positive manner possible.   

How does your involvement with the community fulfill you? 

One aspect I most admire about some of my personal role models is their motivation to always be improving themselves or the world around them.  Community involvement is the pursuit to improve other people’s situations in life.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Marketing from University of Wyoming
  • Graduate School of Banking from University of Colorado
  • NMLS ID 566048


  • Colorado Real Estate Women (CREW), Member
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) and NAIOP, Membership Committee
  • Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP), Finance Committee
  • Urban Exploration Program, Volunteer