President’s Letter


As fall approaches, we continue to see good things happening in our communities and for our Bank. The weather is starting to cool down, and fall is right around the corner. In my opinion, there is nothing more beautiful than fall in New Mexico. What a treasure we have and a privilege it is to live in this part of our great country.


We continue to be very busy, your Bank continues to do well and we thank you our customers for that.  We experience many challenges every day and are working very hard to ensure we meet them head on to continue to provide you with the services and products you have come to expect.


Your Bank’s mobile banking platforms are up and running and we are receiving positive feedback on its functionality. We hope you will sign up for mobile banking and give it a try. We are also very excited to tell you that we have entered the modern era and have established a Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter presence on social media. Check it out, like us and look for more information about your Bank, your community and events and issues that may affect you going forward.


Our Associates were again very involved in community activities. I’m so very proud of our Associates who give so freely of their time and resources for the betterment of our community. These busy folks donate thousands of hours a year in our communities to give back for the privilege of getting to live and work here. We were very active at the Otero County Fair, where another great fair season was enjoyed.


Your Bank has wrapped up its annual Lunch and Learn Series for the year. The feedback is always great and we enjoy providing interesting topics to our Alamogordo community each month. Look for the return of Lunch and Learn in January of 2018.


The two F-16 Fighter training wings are starting to arrive at Holloman AFB in our Alamogordo community, and there is much activity around the recruiting of civilian personnel to support that mission. We are anticipating the arrival of military and civilian personnel and are ready to give them a warm Alamogordo welcome. Those of you that have recently arrived, I welcome you to our community. It is my hope that you find it as friendly and welcoming as my wife and I found it when we arrived.


As we can sometimes become distracted by our daily lives and activities, we hope you will continue to keep your thoughts and prayers on those that serve and protect us every day at home and abroad. When you are out and about and see those brave men and women, take a moment to thank them for their commitment to us as they go out each and every day and do that very demanding job.  We cannot thank them enough for our freedoms and our safety.


We at First National Bank know that if it were not for you, we wouldn’t be here. Our promise to you is to work diligently to earn your trust and your business. We are continually focused on protecting you, your identity and working to provide you with quality banking services that will make a difference in 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.  We continue to be in the business of providing business financing and banking services and we look forward to working with you to grow your businesses. On behalf of everyone here at the Bank, THANK YOU for your patronage and continued support of our proud institution.




Steve Muell

President & CEO              



Steve Muell, President/CEO