Alpine Banks of Colorado has plans to expand its operations to the Front Range in 2013. A site in lower downtown Denver has been selected for the new Alpine Bank location with plans to begin serving the public by the 3rd quarter of 2013.
Norm Franke, a 30-year Alpine Bank veteran, has been named regional president of the forthcoming Front Range region. Franke has a lot of related experience. In 1991, Franke opened the first Mesa County Alpine Bank location and successfully grew the bank's presence in the region over the next 22 years.
Taking over as the banks' Mesa County regional president is 23-year employee Clay Tufly. Tufley began his career with Alpine in 1990 and, in addition to managing many Alpine Bank locations over the years, he has been president of the downtown Grand Junction location for the past eight years. Tufly was born and raised in Grand Junction and graduated from Mesa State College (now Colorado Mesa University) with a degree in business management and an emphasis in finance.
Alpine Bank is a $2.4 billion dollar, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colo. With 36 western and southwestern Colorado banking offices, Alpine Bank employs over 500 local people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, trust, asset management, mortgage and electronic banking services.