FirstBank welcomes new management

LAKEWOOD, Colo., April 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FirstBankone of the nation’s largest private banks focused on ‘banking for good’, Chief Operating Officer (COO) Emily Robinson has announced to retire on April 29, 2022, after nearly 30 years with the company. the bank.

Former president of retail and digital banking, Kelly Kaminskas, will replace Robinson on FirstBank’s leadership team, but as the company’s new chief digital officer (CDO). In her role, she will oversee the bank’s retail, digital, operations and treasury management functions.

Additionally, FirstBank announced its new chief human resources (CPO), Shannon Jones, who previously served as president of human resources (HR). Jones will continue to support the bank’s strategic direction and lead its employee engagement and internal diversity initiatives.

“It’s been such an honor to be part of a company where everyone’s voice is heard,” Robinson said. “I am proud to have witnessed so many milestones in FirstBank’s growth, including surpassing $25 billion in deposits, and to have helped lead an organization that is so seriously focused on well-being of its customers, communities and employees. I am confident that FirstBank will enjoy continued success as one of the most successful banks in the country, especially with Kelly and Shannon leading many of its key operations.

Robinson, who has spent her entire banking career at FirstBank, served as Regional President prior to her appointment as Chief Operating Officer in 2017. During her tenure, she helped implement credit quality policies enabling the bank to avoid risky loans and achieve record revenues. She also played a major role in the success of Colorado Gives Day and worked with many nonprofit organizations. His professional and charitable contributions have led to several notable industry and community accolades.

“Emily’s energetic and positive leadership has been an inspiration to us all. We are grateful for his significant impact on the success and culture of our business,” said Jim Reuter, CEO of FirstBank. “We look forward to welcoming Kelly and Shannon to their new roles. Kelly’s wealth of expertise in the digital and retail space and Shannon’s leadership in employee engagement and professional development will be instrumental in driving FirstBank’s strategic goals and vision forward. .

One of the company’s strategic initiatives is to “Include All”, which aims to create a more diverse, fair and inclusive environment inside and outside FirstBank, while ensuring that diversity is represented at every level of the organization. To date, a quarter of FirstBank’s leadership team positions are held by women and 25% are held by people of color. For more information on FirstBank’s diversity efforts and employee population statistics, visit

About FirstBank
FirstBank began providing banking services in 1963. Today, it is known as a leader in the digital banking industry and has grown to become one of the largest private banks in the United States, retaining more than $28 billion of assets and 100 branches in Colorado, Arizona and California. FirstBank offers a variety of consumer deposit accounts, home equity loans, mortgages, rental real estate loans and a full range of commercial banking services, including business finance, commercial real estate loans, cash management and more. Since 2000, FirstBank has been recognized as one of the top corporate philanthropists, contributing nearly $80 million and thousands of volunteer hours to charities. The company is also unique in that a large portion of its stock is owned by management and employees, giving employees a financial stake in the bank’s success through its employee share ownership program. For more information, visit


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