President’s Letter

As we enter the second half of 2017, we find ourselves positioned to have another very good year. The weather is warming up, the monsoon season is coming upon us and we are starting our summer vacation season.

We had another very busy quarter, the Bank continues to do well and we thank you our customers for that.  We continue to expect many challenges in 2017 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.

We are excited to report to you that our 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.

Our Associates were again very involved in community activities. The Bank held its 8
th annual Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts at the Otero County Fairgrounds. This is a wonderful weekend of quilting classes taught by the world renowned Pam Holland, who travels to us each year from Australia. Also providing teaching and support is Sue Rasmussen from California and Eduardo and Lourdes Ramirez Gato from Mexico.  The classes are amazing; and the vendor participation is first class. Not only does everyone have a great time, but this year, the recipient of the proceeds was our own CASA program.

The Bank’s monthly Lunch and Learn Series continues to provide very interesting programs of interest and we have a full schedule for this year. We hope you will be able to join us for these very informative programs. They are held in the Bank’s main office atrium. We hope to see you there sometime during the series.

The Alamogordo community is gearing up to receive two more F-16 Fighter training wings at Holloman AFB, and there is much activity around the recruiting of civilian personnel to support that mission. The summer tourism to the mountain communities of Ruidoso and Cloudcroft is in full gear at this time and the weather is beautiful.

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 at First National Bank know that if it were not for you, we wouldn’t need to be here.  We continue 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. We hope that you enjoy your time on our website and we encourage you to explore the site and to visit one of our six community banking offices.  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