First Southwest Bank (FSWB), a locally owned bank and Community Development Financial Institution serving the San Luis Valley for over 100 years, has appointed Jed Ellithorpe to its Board of Directors. Ellithorpe has banked with FSWB in Center since 1989, first as 1st National Bank and Vectra Bank until it became FSWB in 2004.
Since 2000, Ellithorpe has assisted with the operation of Aspen Produce, his family-owned potato packing facility in Center, and Ponderosa Partnership, their farm entity producing potatoes, cattle, hay and grain. Since 2004, he has served on varied potato industry boards throughout North America, helped found United Potato Growers of Colorado and, from 2016-2018, chaired the Federated Potato Cooperative.
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