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President's Letter

Steve Muell, President/CEO

Steve Muell, President/CEO

Summer is here and it’s family vacation time.


I can’t believe how fast this year is already going. We are half way through another year and we continue to seek better and more innovative ways to serve you, our customer. We are truly grateful for the trust and confidence you continue to place in us to be your bank of preference. We appreciate the business.


Our recently redesigned web page and social media presence has been getting good reviews and lots of views. We appreciate your taking the time to follow us and review our web page when you need banking services.


Our Facebook page is getting more and more views and we are having a great time posting events that our customers and associates are involved in in our respective markets. Like us and keep up with the many social activities of our Bank and our Associates.


Our Associates were involved in the July 4th event at Griggs Field this year and the event was well attended. Kudos to G.B. Oliver and his team at the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce for a job well done and another amazing community event. The buzz has already started for next year.


The Bank also sponsored the Ninth Annual Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts in late June and it was another huge success. Many thanks to internationally acclaimed quilter, teacher, lecturer, Pam Holland, nationally acclaimed quilter and teacher Sue Rasmussen and world renowned quilter, teacher, creator and musician, Ricky Tims for giving of their time to continue to promote this worthwhile event. This year’s proceeds went to the local STEM program to benefit young people in our community.


Our Lunch and Learn series continues to have excellent programs and good attendance. I would encourage you to join your community neighbors and enjoy one or more of these informative, interactive and fun events.


As those who hold a special place in my heart, please continue to remember the men and women who wear the uniforms of freedom as well as those who are our first responders as they selflessly serve us each and every day to not only ensure our freedoms, but protect us here in our communities. When you see them, take a moment to thank them for their commitment to us as they do that very demanding job.  We cannot thank those men and women enough for our freedoms and our safety both at home and around the world.


We at First National Bank thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Our promise to you is to work diligently to earn your trust and your business. We are continually seeking ways to provide you with the highest quality banking services that will make a difference in your lives and your businesses. I hope you return to our website regularly for updated information about your Bank, community activities and information on things going on that may affect your financial life. We hope you’ll visit one of our six community banking offices and come away knowing you just visited a bank that truly cares about you.  On behalf of the Board of Directors, Management and the Associates here at the Bank, THANK YOU for your patronage and continued support of our proud institution.


Enjoy your summer, stay hydrated and if you are traveling, travel safely and enjoy all this beautiful country of ours has to offer.



Steve Muell

President & CEO