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Bruce Alexander – President and Chief Executive Officer

Bruce Alexander Bruce Alexander
Vectra Bank Colorado

Bruce Alexander is the President and Chief Executive Officer for Vectra Bank Colorado.

Since joining the bank in March 2000, he’s been a constant advocate for individual development and team success as an integral part of the pursuit of organizational goals. He leads Vectra 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 in Utah.

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.

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Sharon Thompson – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Sharon Thompson Sharon Thompson
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Vectra Bank Colorado

Sharon Thompson is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Vectra Bank Colorado.

Thompson has nearly 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and more than 10 years directing financial planning and analysis groups. She oversees the bank’s financial performance and risk management while managing the company’s finance, accounting, operations, facilities and community reinvestment teams. During her tenure at Vectra, Thompson has developed a high–performing finance team that delivers a broad array of critical data and analyses to support decision making bank wide. In her new position, she will play a key role in developing, monitoring and evaluating overall corporate strategy with the CEO and senior leaders, with an emphasis on bottom line performance and enhancing shareholder value.

Thompson has been with Vectra Bank since 2008, and prior, was the Finance Manager at CoBiz Financial, Inc. for four years and the Manager Financial Analysis at Invesco Funds Group, Inc.

She holds a BA in Mathematics from Wellesley College and an MBA from the University of Colorado. An avid biker and traveler, Thompson has also climbed Kilimanjaro, a feat she accomplished while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya with her now–husband.

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Melissa Demos – Executive Vice President – Chief Credit Officer

Melissa Demos Melissa Demos
Executive Vice President
Chief Credit Officer
Vectra Bank Colorado

Melissa Demos is the Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Vectra Bank Colorado.

With more than 30 years’ experience, she oversees all credit–related functions for Vectra Bank, including loan approval, loan operations and lending system platforms for the bank’s commercial, construction and installment loans.

Demos’ team of 63 employees is responsible for credit approval, credit analysis, credit reporting, portfolio management, appraisal review, documentation review and quality control, loan boarding, construction risk management, problem loan workout and OREO sales (bank-owned real estate).

She oversees the credit approval, problem loan and credit administration committees and is a member of the Vectra Bank Colorado Board of Directors. She provides support and direction relating to corporate credit policies and procedures to ensure a strong credit culture at Vectra Bank.

Just one of her major accomplishments, Demos developed new credit policies for several specialty lending areas for Vectra Bank. She is a former board member of the Risk Management Association.

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Kirk Monroe – Executive Vice President – Director of Lending Services

Kirk Monroe Kirk Monroe
Executive Vice President
Executive Director of Lending Services
Vectra Bank Colorado

Kirk Monroe is the Executive Director of Lending Services at Vectra Bank Colorado, where he oversees the bank's Commercial Lending units of Corporate Real Estate, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking and Specialty Financing. In addition, Kirk manages Vectra's Treasury Management team and oversees the bank’s loan documentation group.

Having been with Vectra's parent company Zions Bancorporation since 1998, Monroe has spent the past several years successfully tying together separate bank divisions to operate with a more synergistic approach. The result has been deeper relationships with clients and the ability to provide customers the value of a broader range of expertise and proficiencies.

Monroe currently sits on the Vectra Bank Advisory Board and is a Board Member of Zions Credit Corporation. He is a Board Member of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Colorado Advisory Board and is a former mentor with the ULI Partnership Forum. Previously, Monroe volunteered with Daniels College of Business Executive Mentor Program and was the ULI Colorado District Chair. Prior to his role as Chair, he served as ULI Colorado's Treasurer and was on the executive council for the Phoenix chapter of the National Association of Industrial & Office Properties.

Monroe has an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University. He has a master's degree in international business from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and is a 2015 graduate of the ABA Stonier Executive Banking School, including a Leadership Certificate from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

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Erica McIntire – Executive Vice President – Marketing Communications Director

Erica McIntire Erica L. McIntire
Executive Vice President
Marketing Communications Director
Vectra Bank Colorado

Erica McIntire is the Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing Communications for Vectra Bank Colorado.

McIntire leads Vectra Bank Colorado’s Marketing Communications department. She is responsible for developing and implementing the bank’s marketing, communications, brand management, product development, public relations and service quality strategies.

Prior to joining Vectra Bank, McIntire began her career in banking in Corporate Relations at U.S. Bank. Then she expanded her role by becoming the midwest region corporate sponsorship manager in the retail marketing and sponsorship department. Prior to entering the financial services and marketing arenas, she served as the program manager for a number of initiatives for Denver Public Schools, Department of Community Education. Several years in state government including the Colorado Department of Local Affairs and the Policy & Initiatives Office under Governor Roy Romer allowed her to hone her skills in community organizing, grant management, research and evaluation, and program development.

McIntire served as the vice president of the board for the Colorado Parent & Child Foundation, and has served on numerous civic and professional boards and committees including Metro Volunteers, Rebuilding Together of Metro Denver, and the Neighborhood Resource Center.

She is a graduate of the University of Colorado with an MA in Anthropology, and earned a BA from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Barbara Albrandt – Executive Vice President – Director of Human Resources

Barbara J. Albrandt Barbara J. Albrandt
Executive Vice President
Director of Human Resources
Vectra Bank Colorado

Barbara Albrandt is Executive Vice President and Director of Human Resources for Vectra Bank Colorado.

She is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including recruiting, employee relations, salary administration, incentive plan development and implementation, succession planning, talent management and employee development. As a member of the bank’s Executive Committee, she participates in strategic planning and implementation. Albrandt also oversees day–to–day management of Vectra’s Human Resources and Employee Development staff.

Prior to joining Vectra Bank, Albrandt was a General Partner in the H.R. Partnership, a consulting firm specializing in affirmative action, human resources policies and handbook development. She was also General Manager of Rocky Mountain Medical Equipment, Inc., in Littleton, Colo., where she managed a $2.5 million organization targeting sales to managed care payers and physicians.

Within the banking industry, Albrandt has wide experience in managing and executing human resources efforts for several Colorado banking organizations. She served for 12 years as senior human resources consultant and vice president for the Banc One Colorado organization. There, she directed the human resources requirements of consolidating 15 independent banks into one statewide operation. Previously, she held positions with Intrawest Financial Corp. (now Wells Fargo) and Central Bank of Denver (now U.S. Bank).

Albrandt has a BSBA from the University of Phoenix and has pursued numerous special programs in training and development, management and human resources. She holds the Senior Human Resources Professional (SPHR) designation.

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