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As Chief Credit Officer for First Western Trust, Dawn Thompson is responsible for the asset quality of the organization, including private banking, commercial and real estate loans.  Additionally, Dawn is responsible for product development and loan structuring, loan review and management of credit administration.

Dawn brings 25 years of banking experience to First Western. She previously served as chief credit officer at Steele Street Bank & Trust in Denver, as well other senior executive roles within this organization.  Dawn has more than 25 years of experience in banking at both the community bank and large bank level.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from University of Northern Colorado


  • Director of Bankers Bank of the West – Current member of Loan Committee, prior member of Audit Committee
  • Denver Christian Schools – Former volunteer
  • Denver Venture Charter School – Former mentor