May 25, 2023
An experienced banking professional, Ms. Esquibel will be responsible for managing FSWB’s credit quality and policy, overseeing consumer and commercial underwriting, loan operations, and special assets. Kristy will report directly to Kent Curtis, President and CEO, and will be part of the bank’s executive leadership team. She is based out of FSWB’s Alamosa branch.
“I’m thrilled to have Kristy in this role,” said Kent Curtis, FSWB President and CEO, “her expertise within the bank and understanding of our mission as a CDFI will allow her to lead with a focus on providing responsible lending solutions to customers, including underserved rural communities, while maintaining an acceptable level of risk.”
Kristy has worked at FSWB since 2013, serving in various roles including Credit Analyst, AVP/Credit Analyst Manager, VP/Credit Administration Manager, SVP/Credit Administration Manager, and most recently as SVP/Lending Manager, where she was responsible for the overall management and performance, compliance, growth and strategic direction of the Lending Department.
Ms. Esquibel received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, her MBA from Colorado State University, Pueblo, and her banking certification from the Western States School of Banking.
She is President of the Alamosa Chamber of Commerce, serves on the local board for economic development, and enjoys using her experience and education to teach financial literacy courses to youth and small business owners.