Bruce K. Alexander
President and Chief Executive Officer
Vectra Bank Colorado
Bruce Alexander became the chief executive officer of Vectra Bank Colorado in March 2000.
An advocate of individual development and team success in pursuit of organizational goals,
he leads Vectra Bank by drawing on a diverse background that incorporates marketing, finance,
strategic planning and personnel management skills. Those talents, combined with more than
a quarter of a century of banking experience centered on the corporate, commercial real
estate, construction and consumer sectors, make him one of the top chief executives in
Colorado’s financial services industry.
Alexander put a recognizable face on Vectra Bank Colorado by launching a differentiated
brand in the market. He led the process to merge 21 independent banks into one statewide
franchise, along with developing the necessary infrastructure to support the venture.
He streamlined operations by centralizing select functions to Vectra’s parent company
Prior to leading Vectra, Alexander was executive director of the Denver Urban Renewal
Authority (DURA), which helps drive Denver’s economic growth and urban vitality.
He spent the previous 20 years managing other banks and serving as president
of another Colorado financial institution.
A graduate of the University of Virginia, Alexander has developed a history of
community involvement. He was appointed twice as a director of the Denver Branch of
the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He was chairman of the board of directors
for Denver Health, which guides the state’s largest public hospital and served on
this board for ten years. A past chair of the Downtown Denver Partnership, he still sits
on the board of this nonprofit business organization that plans, manages
and develops downtown Denver. He’s also a member of the Colorado Forum and has served
as the chairman of Visit Denver, Denver’s Convention and Visitors Bureau.
He also served as chairman of the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.
Additionally, Alexander serves as a member of the board of the Colorado Bankers Association
and the Colorado Health Foundation.