Adonna Allen chosen to lead Alpine Bank branch in Steamboat

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Adonna Allen has been promoted to president at Alpine Bank in Steamboat Springs. The longtime Steamboat resident steps into the spot of Scott Gordon, who left be president at the bank's Aspen branch.

— Adonna Allen has been named the new president of the Alpine Bank branch in Steamboat Springs.

Allen, who previously served as the branch's senior vice president, has worked at the local branch since its opening in 1999.

"I am really excited to be given this opportunity," Allen said.

Allen takes over for former president Scott Gordon, who is moving to the bank's Aspen branch. Gordon said Allen was one of the first employees he hired when he came to Steamboat and that she was an easy choice for president. With Allen's savvy people skills and strong ties to the community, Gordon said Allen was an ideal choice.

"She has the knowledge and brains to manage," Gordon said. "The other strength she has is she was born and raised in Steamboat. She knows the clients and the ins and outs of Steamboat."

After receiving her master's degree in Agricultural Economics in 1996, Allen took a job at a bank in Cody, Wyo. She said she always wanted to get back to Northwest Colorado.

Since 1999, Allen has primarily worked with loans.

"I really just hope things go smooth in this transition," Allen said. "I learned a lot from Scott. He's laid such a great framework."

While Gordon will have the same job title in Aspen, his responsibilities will be expanded. The Steamboat branch manages about $75 million in assets, while the Aspen branch manages $415 million. Alpine Bank's assets across 35 branches total $2.2 billion.

Gordon first joined Alpine Bank in 1992 as the vice president of loans for the Aspen branch. He then served a brief stint as the executive vice president of the Carbondale branch before moving to Steamboat.

While Gordon said moving from Steamboat was a tough decision, having someone as qualified as Allen to take over for him made it easier.

"She's the total package," Gordon said. "She helped me start the bank."

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