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Alpine Bank announces promotions

Alpine Bank has announced several promotions:

• Kristi Shelton is the new executive vice president in human resources. Shelton is a Colorado native, growing up in Glenwood Springs and graduating from Glenwood Springs High School. She attended college in Buchannon, West Virginia, attaining two degrees: management information systems and political science.

• Doug Merrell is now executive vice president, central operations-IT. Merrell grew up on a small ranch in Vernal, Utah, and served in the U.S. Air Force, including a deployment to the first Gulf War to ensure communication security. After the war, he oversaw computer networks while attending Colorado Technical University. Before coming to Alpine Bank, Merrell was the IT director and chief information officer at another financial institution for 17 years. He lives in Meeker and works in Rifle at Alpine Bank’s Central Operations location.



• Ross Bentzler is assistant vice president, Central Operations-IT. Originally from Glenwood Springs, Bentzler began his career in information technology at Alpine Bank at the age of 15. He continued to work for Alpine Bank while attending Colorado Mesa University, where he graduated with a degree in business administration with concentrations in economics, finance and management. Since college, Bentzler has continued his information security education through SANS Institute. Currently, Bentzler works out of Alpine Bank’s downtown Grand Junction location.

• Jessica Miller is assistant vice president, Operations Compliance Control. She was born in Glenwood Springs. After graduating from Rifle High School, Miller attended college in York, Nebraska. In 2000, Miller joined the Alpine Bank team and works out of Alpine Bank’s Central Operations location in Rifle.



• Adam Dentlinger is the new president of Alpine Bank Wealth Management. Based in Grand Junction, Dentlinger oversees wealth management functions in all Alpine markets, providing services to individuals, foundations, retirement plans and trusts. He joined the department in 2005 and has served in many Alpine Bank markets including Glenwood Springs, Durango, Telluride and Montrose. He received his bachelor of science degree in business administration and his MBA from Central Michigan University.

• Tara Bair is now an eBanking officer. A Carbondale native who joined Alpine in 2013, Bair began her banking career while studying business administration at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs. Her work in the industry began at Norwest Bank followed by Wells Fargo.

• Karla Felkey was promoted to chief risk officer. She grew up in Glenwood Springs and graduated from Glenwood Springs High School. She started with Alpine Bank in 1980 and is currently overseeing the compliance, audit and fraud departments with a focus on risk management based out of Alpine Bank’s headquarters in Glenwood Springs.

• Chinella Mozingo is now banking officer, risk management. Growing up in Rifle, Mozingo began working at Alpine Bank in the statement area of central operations while still attending Rifle High School in 2000. As a banking officer in risk management based in Grand Junction, Mozingo manages the internal audit staff and recently became a certified community bank internal auditor.


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