The Bank Slate


FirstBank in Colorado taps new CEO and COO

FirstBank in Lakewood, Colo., has a new CEO lined up.

The $28.2 billion-asset bank said in a press release that Jim Reuter will retire on March 29. Reuter, who will remain on the board, will be succeeded by Kevin Classen, the bank’s president.

The bank said that Kelly Kaminskas, its chief digital officer, will become chief operating officer.

“Since I became CEO in 2017, I’ve always said this was a role I would do for five to seven years before giving the opportunity to the next generation of leaders,” Reuter said in the release. “My proudest accomplishment has been building this team.”

Classen, who joined the bank in 1998, was named president in 2020. Kaminskas, who has been with the bank for 20 years, was named chief digital officer in 2022.

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