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Kent Curtis

First Southwest BankK
CEO
Durango, CO
Kent Curtis is the CEO of First Southwest Bank in Durango, Colorado. First Southwest is a community bank that serves rural Colorado and focuses on building valuable connections, fostering community growth, and strengthening social and economic diversity. In his role as CEO since 2010, Mr. Curtis has led the bank to receive its CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) designation in November 2014.

Mr. Curtis is also a co-founder of HelloBello, an app for rural-based lenders to easily access creative and in-depth financing solutions. A product developed by First Southwest Bank, HelloBello provides access to credit and financial services for underserved communities.

Mr. Curtis also serves on the Community Development Bankers Association's Board of Directors. He is a graduate of Fort Lewis College and the University of Wisconsin's Graduate Banking School.