Gena Cooper, vice president of Alpine Bank Wealth Management, was recently awarded the CTFA designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association.
The CTFA designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the field of wealth management and trust. To qualify for the CTFA certification, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the trust profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CTFA exam covers many areas including fiduciary and trust activities, financial planning, tax law and planning and investment management and ethics.
Cooper has been with Alpine Bank for over 17 years and has been involved in all aspects of trust and investment work. She currently oversees wealth management activities in all Alpine Bank locations on the Western Slope and in the Denver metro area.
Thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Millie Hamner, House District 61, Colorado State University plans to re-open the Rogers Mesa research site.
The facility was taken out of operation in 2011, due to budget cuts throughout the CSU system.