Colorado bank industry veteran elected to Alpine Bank board

Linda Childears

Linda Childears, a veteran of the Colorado banking industry who’s served on a variety of boards, has been elected to the Alpine Bank board of directors.

“With our recent addition of four Front Range Alpine Banks, we felt it important to find a board member who will make a valuable contribution to our organization. We believe Linda Childears will do just that,” said Bob Young, chairman of the board.

Childears brings to her duties experience as chief executive officer of the Young Americans Bank, president of Equitable Bank and vice president of the First National Bank Corp. She also was a board member of  the Colorado Bankers Association and Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. She’s served on a total of more than 30 local, state and national boards. She’s also president emeritus of the Daniels Fund.

Childears said she’s honored to join the Alpine Bank board. “I’ve admired Alpine Bank and its leadership for a long time,” she said. “It combines two things I love: the banking business and a genuine relationship with the communities it serves.”

Headquartered in Glenwood Springs, Alpine Bank operates 40 banking offices across the state. For more information, visit