Brenda Foster

Brenda Foster
Brenda Foster
First Western Bank and Trust, Minot, N.D.
President and CEO

Brenda Foster is the Chairman, President and CEO of First Western Bank & Trust, headquartered in Minot, North Dakota with branches and offices in Minot, ND; Bismarck, ND; Fargo, ND; Alexandria, Minnesota, Baxter/Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota; Eden Prairie, Minnesota as well as Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  She is a graduate of Minot State University with an associate degree in legal secretarial studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a concentration in banking and finance.

Foster has been employed with First Western Bank & Trust for 42 years.

Brenda has served the community and state on a number of boards and committees.  She currently serves as a member of the MSU Board of Regents, a board member of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve, a State Banking Board member, an advisory Board Member for Bank of North Dakota and is a current member of the Federal Delegate board for the Independent Community Banks of America as well as a Director at Large.   Brenda is past president of the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota’s board of directors and was instrumental in starting the Junior Achievement program in Minot.   Brenda and her husband Wayne have a daughter, Danielle and a son, Dustin.