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Western Bank Board of Directors

Robert C. Martin, Jr. is the Chairman of the Board for Western BankRobert C. Martin, Jr. is the Advisory Director of the Board for Western Bank, as well as President and Chairman of the Board of the holding company, Lordsburg Financial Corporation. Bob was President and CEO of Western Bank from 1989 through 1999. He resides in Silver City, NM.  He graduated from Western New Mexico University in 1963.  Bob was formally employed with the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1962-1988.   He was also the Director of the West Texas Multi-County Narcotics Task Force.  Bob was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 1988.

Michael Martin - Chairman, President and CEO of Western BankMichael Martin is the Chairman and CEO of Western Bank.  He is a Graduate of Texas A&M University (Agricultural Economics) and resides in White Signal, NM.   Mike served on the ICBA NM Board as Chairman, as well as the New Mexico State Investment Council as Chair, Private Equity.  He was formerly employed for 11 years at Cargill, Inc. as a General Manager, Wire Division.  Mike was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in1999.
 

Frank Chaires is the Executive Vice President for Western BankFrank Chaires is the President for Western Bank.  He resides in Lordsburg, NM.  He is a graduate of New Mexico State University (Accounting/ Economics) and Louisiana State University (Masters of Banking).  Frank was formerly employed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  He was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 1998.

 
Robin Clark Robin Clark is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Law at West Texas A&M University.  She resides in Amarillo, TX.   Robin is a graduate of West Texas State University (Bachelors of Business Administration) and University of Texas School of Law (Juris Doctorate with Honors).  Former experience includes Herring Bank - In house counsel, Underwood Law Firm - specialized in commercial banking transactions, Gibson, Oschner and Adkins - Transactional attorney specializing in the field of commercial transactions including banking, business entities and real estate.   Robin was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 2010.
 
Sue Braune

Sue Braune resides in Wolfforth, TX with her husband of 25 years and their three children, Melanie, Daniel and Kendall.  Mrs. Braune’s business experiences include prior ownership of a construction and agricultural equipment dealership with locations in Lubbock, Amarillo, Plainview and Lamesa, TX.  She is a 1989 graduate of Texas A&M University in College Station, TX with a degree in Agricultural Education.  She was appointed and served on the Strategic Planning Committee with Frenship ISD and is on an advisory board at both the middle school and high school within the district.  She is very active in her local church, Wolfforth Chamber of Commerce and National Charity League.  Sue helps with the local FFA program and travels with her children as they show their animals throughout Texas.  She was elected to the Board of Directors in 2015

 
Richard SearlRichard Searle is the owner of Searle Ranch and serves on the Cochise County Board of Supervisors as Vice-Chair.  He is a graduate of Western New Mexico University (Business Management).  Formerly Richard was a Vice President of Sunstate Bank and Senior Vice President of Western Bank.  He resides in Cochise County, AZ. Richard was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 2008.
 
Michael Morones - Mayor of Grant CountyMichael Morones is the Mayor of the Town of Silver City as well as a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Partner of Morones and Knuttinen, LLC.  He is a graduate of Western New Mexico University (Accounting) and resides in Silver City, NM.  Mike was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 2007.
 
LeAnn Robinson - owner of Robinson ConsultingLeAnn Robinson resides in Silver City, NM and is the owner of Robinson Consulting.  She is a graduate of Western New Mexico University (General Science-Chemistry), and New Mexico State University (Nursing).  She has an extensive background in healthcare management.  LeAnn was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 2007.
 

William C. MillerWilliam C. Miller is a third generation rancher and resides in Rodeo, NM.  He completed collegiate courses at both NMSU and UTEP.  Bill was formerly employed with El Paso Natural Gas for 13 years and for 20 years contracted for Aviation Services.  He is currently serving on multiple boards, including Valley Telephone, NM Rural Electric Association, Columbus Electric Coop, and was the founding member of Malpai Borderlands Group.  Bill was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 2010.      

 

Jim NennichJim Nennich resides in Silver City, NM with his wife of 38 years and they have two children, Christen Nennich Rogers and Michael.   Mr. Nennich has an extensive history and knowledge in the retail food industry and business.  He served as past President of the Silver City Chamber of Commerce, is a past Chamber Board member and has sat on the Lodger Tax committee.  Jim is currently the president of W&N Enterprise where he manages two liquor stores, bar and grill restaurant, as well an owning the Snappy Mart’s and Chevron stations.  He is currently a member of the SIGRED Board of Directors and is president of the Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee, also sitting on their Board of Directors.   Nennich is a 1998 graduate of Supermarket University in Oklahoma City and is a UNM graduate with a business management degree. He was named Outstanding Store Director of the Year in 1994 with Furr's Supermarket.    Jim is very active in his local church, community, schools and a number of organizations.  He was elected to the Western Bank Board of Directors in 2015.