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Joan LaCroix

Joan LaCroix, director of risk management at First Western Trust, is responsible for internal audit, compliance audit, FDICIA/SOX, and other risk-related initiatives.

Prior to joining First Western Trust, Joan served as a risk advisory and financial services senior manager for Experis Consulting. Prior to that, Joan served in a number of leadership roles in public company finance and accounting with a focus on management and external reporting, IPO’s and SEC preparedness and remediation. Her background includes 20 years of banking, as well as additional experience in tel/cell, insurance, tech, and manufacturing.


  • Bachelor of Science degrees from University of Wisconsin – Platteville
    • Business Administration – dual Finance and Marketing
    • German
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Member AICPA, WICPA, and IIA


  • Spending time with her husband, Tom and their 5 grown children
  • Hiking
  • Snow Shoeing
  • Traveling with family