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We at Sunwest Bank realize that there are plenty of banks to choose from today, most preaching about their "relationship banking" and "great customer service." Our management team and Board of Directors realize that these are more than catchy slogans, but disciplined business principles. We are committed to the service of our customers.

Sunwest Bank focuses on small-to-mid-size businesses, with relationship managers specializing in niche industries and markets. The team is seasoned, with an entrepreneurial spirit and thought process connected with a relationship-based client experience. 

Board of Directors

Eric Hovde Carson Lappetito
Steve Reenders Ben Xiang
Russ Wertz Mike Moorhead
Jonathan Cheng Jonathan Cheng    


Executive Management

Eric Hovde – Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Carson Lappetito – President
Kent Smith – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
John Houten – Executive Vice President, Head of Real Estate Lending
Ben Frank  Ben Frank – Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Lending
Ben Alvarado Ben Alvarado – Executive Vice President, Head of Retail & Business Banking


Senior Management

Alice Castrey Alice Castrey – Senior Vice President, Compliance Officer
Chad Canter Chad Canter – Senior Vice President, Market Area President, Utah
Chris Zimmerman Chris Zimmerman – Senior Vice President, Loan Services Manager
Sanya Allmaras Dwight Flenniken III – Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Justin M Archuleta Justin Archuleta – Senior Vice President, Market Area President, Idaho
Kara Trebs Kara Trebs – Senior Vice President, Director Human Capital
Sanya Allmaras – Senior Vice President, Director of Operations
TJ Chavez Thomas Chavez – Senior Vice President, SBA Sales Manager



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