Chairman and CEO Stan Park announced that Brad Harding has been promoted to president of First Colorado National Bank (FCNB). In addition to assuming the president's role, Harding was also elected to the board of directors of First Colorado Financial Corporation (the bank's holding company), where he has been named board secretary.
Park stated, "Brad has been an instrumental part of our bank's success since we acquired the bank in 2007."
Harding will be responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the bank, while Stan Park will remain as CEO and chairman of the board. Park stated, "Mr. Harding has proven his commitment to the institution time and time again. He is truly emotionally and financially vested in the success of the bank."
Harding said that he was "truly humbled" by the trust and confidence that the board of directors had placed in him. Harding stated that although the national economy presents many challenges and that banks have been vilified by the media over the last several years, he is confident that community banks like First Colorado will continue to be an integral component of the business community.
"First Colorado truly desires to partner with the residents and businesses in Delta County," he said. "I grew up here and came back to raise my family in the same place we all call home. I care deeply about this area and am committed to running a bank that's honest, that is trustworthy and still knows how to do the right thing. I want the community to be proud of its relationship with FCNB."
Harding, an original bank organizer and shareholder, lives in Paonia with his wife of 11 years, Christy (Chinn) and their two daughters Brooke and Ashley. The Hardings are Delta County natives. Christy was born and raised in Cedaredge. Brad is a fifth-generation resident of the valley. He is a graduate of Paonia High School and Colorado State University and is currently enrolled in the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado. Harding has served as the president of the Delta County Economic Development group for the last four years and has recently joined the board of Solar Energy International.blog comments powered by Disqus