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, Bismarck and West Fargo, North Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Alexandria, Minnesota, the Baxter/Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota and Eden Prairie, Minnesota. She has been employed with First Western Bank & Trust for 42 years. Foster is a graduate of Minot State University (MSU) with an associate degree in legal secretarial studies and a Bachelor of Science in accounting with a concentration in banking and finance. Foster currently serves as a board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, as well as a member of the North Dakota State Banking Board and the
MSU Board of Regents. She also serves as an advisory board member for the Bank of North Dakota and is a current member of the federal delegate board, as well as a director-at-large, for the Independent Community Banks of America. Foster is a 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.