VALLEY — Duane Bussey, CEO of San Luis Valley Federal Bank, is pleased to announce that Joe Martinez has joined the bank’s senior management team as chief lending officer. Joe worked for SLV Federal as a loan officer from 1999 to 2006 and most recently had been a commercial loan officer and vice president for Alamosa State Bank. He is a Valley native and grew up in Sanford. He graduated from Sanford High School and received his Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1999 from Adams State University and his MBA with a concentration in Public Administration from ASU in 2012.
“We’re excited to have Joe join our leadership team at the bank. He brings a wealth of lending experience and knows the Valley community so well,” said Bussey. “He’s been involved in a wide variety of community activities and has become a respected leader and outstanding banker in the San Luis Valley. With the pace of change in banking today, we need people like Joe that will keep us moving forward and ensure we offer the kinds of financial products and services our members need.”
Joe currently serves on the Alamosa County Land Use Board as its chair, the Adams State University Foundation Board, the Adams State University Friends of Football Fundraising Committee and is an Alamosa Youth Football Assistant Coach. He has a strong history of service with a variety of other community organizations having served as chair for both the Alamosa Judicial Capital Commission “Referendum 1A” and the 12th Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission. He’s been a member of the ASU Athletic Booster Board, the ASU Gingerbread House Board, the SLV Comprehensive Community Mental Health Board and the Boys and Girls Club of the SLV, among others.
Joe is looking forward to working with the bank’s senior leadership team and board of directors to continue the high level of service the bank’s members deserve. “I am deeply honored to have been given such an opportunity to work with an organization that is so deeply committed to its members and the community’s success.”
Joe and his significant other Amanda C. Hopkins reside in Alamosa.