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Private Banker

Alicia Blaney, private banker of First Western Trust's Aspen office, is responsible to provide outstanding customer service in-person and on the phone, and accurately complete transactions for clients. Alicia will provide sales support for senior bankers, open new deposit accounts, and serve as a proactive, knowledgeable resource for First Western's products and services. 

Prior to joining First Western Trust, Alicia has acquired ten years of experience in a fast-paced customer service and administrative environment. Alicia has a great amount of knowledge and experience in the financial industry working for First National Bank, U of C Federal Credit Union, and Horizon Bank in the past. Alicia was then recruited by First Western Trust to a private banking role in November of 2017. 



  • Master of Arts in Philosophy with a focus in Environmental and Development Ethics from Colorado State University.
  • Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy with a focus on Creative Writing from Randolph-Macon Women's College.
  • Certified NSA.
  • Certificate in Research and Government Grants 
  • State of Colorado Notary Public. 


  • Volunteer Training and Assistant Grant Writer, Brown County Wisconsin Social Services.
  • Congressman Mark Riddle Grant Research Seminar.  
  • Volunteer, Challenge America.