Daily News: May 24, 2012

Southwest Names President of Commercial Banking Center

Southwest Securities, the commercial banking subsidiary of SWS Group, said it has named Eddie Gutierrez as president of the company’s banking center in Albuquerque, NM.

Gutierrez has more than 20 years of commercial lending experience and joins Southwest Securities from First Citizens Bank. He has also worked with First National Bank, Norwest Bank and First Community Bank, among others, and was a leading producer with GE Capital’s SBA division. Gutierrez has opened and managed numerous SBA loan production offices serving New Mexico and West Texas.

“Eddie Gutierrez is well known throughout Albuquerque and the surrounding area as a respected leader in the commercial banking industry with a special expertise in SBA lending,” said Robert Chereck, executive chairman and president of Southwest Securities. “We are fortunate to have an executive of Eddie’s caliber leading our efforts to grow Southwest Securities, FSB and support the communities we serve in New Mexico.”