Alpine Banks of Colorado will expand to the Front Range this year, with new offices in lower downtown Denver. Thirty-year Alpine Bank veteran Norm Franke has been named regional president of the Front Range region; Franke opened the first Mesa County Alpine Bank location, 22 years ago.
Taking over as the bank’s Mesa County regional president is 23-year employee Clay Tufly, who began his career with Alpine in 1990, and has been president of the downtown Grand Junction location for the past eight years. Tufly, born and raised in Grand Junction,graduated from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) with a degree in business management and an emphasis in finance.
Alpine Bank prides itself on being a positive presence within the communities it serves, and was recently honored as Business of the Year in both Vail and Durango.
Alpine Bank is a $2.4 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs. With 36 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank employs over 500 residents in the communities it serves, with more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage, and electronic banking services.