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First Western Trust’s Paula Hendrickson, CFP®, Named Finalist for Denver Business Journals Outstanding Women in Business

July 15, 2014

Denver, Colo – July 15, 2014 – First Western Trust is excited to announce Paula Hendrickson, director of retirement consulting services, has been named a finalist for the Denver Business Journal’s 2014 Outstanding Women in Business.

Each year, the Denver Business Journal recognizes metro Denver’s most influential women for their accomplishments in the categories of architecture, engineering and construction; banking, finance and accounting; communications, media and public relations; education, government and nonprofits; health care; large business owner; law; Mile High Leaders; real estate; small business owner; technology and telecommunications; and lifetime achievement.  This year there were 140 candidates, which was narrowed down to 33 finalists.

“We are thrilled Paula has been named to this elite group of women,” said Scott Wylie, CEO of First Western Trust.  “Paula’s accomplishments as a retirement consultant and her dedication to the First Western team, her clients, and the Denver community make her extremely qualified for this distinction.”

Paula brings 28 years of experience in retirement planning to her clients. She was selected for the National Association of Plan Advisors’ DC Fly-In Forum in 2013 & 2014. Paula was also a Founding Lecturer of The Retirement Advisor University at UCLA and has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Advisors in Defined Contribution by 401k Wire. The First Western Trust Retirement Consulting team was recently listed by PLANADVISER magazine as one of the Top 100 Plan Advisers.


About First Western Trust

First Western Trust is uniquely positioned as the best private bank for the Western wealth management client by providing tailored solutions in the areas of wealth planning, private banking, investment management, and trusts and estates to meet clients’ complex financial needs. With further specialties in retirement services, insurance, philanthropic services, and business banking, First Western delivers direct access to subject matter experts and sophisticated services through local, team-based relationships. First Western’s services are integrated through ConnectView, a proprietary approach that considers a client’s entire financial picture in designing integrated solutions to reach short- and long-term goals. Built specifically for clients based in the West, the firm has offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, and Wyoming.

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