DAVE BAKER
President & COO, 1st Bank 

Dave currently serves as the president of FirstBank in Lakewood, Colorado. During his 31-year career at FirstBank, Dave has served in a variety of positions, including executive vice president of FirstBank Holding Company and Chief Operating Officer. He was named President of FirstBank in 2010 and continues to serve as Chief Operating Officer of FirstBank Holding Company.

In addition to his work at FirstBank, Dave is on the board of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and Mile High United Way. He also serves as a trustee for the University of Colorado Foundation and on the University of Colorado Denver Business School Advisory Board. In addition, Dave and his wife, Laura, serve as the chairs for the University of Colorado Denver Creating Futures Capital Campaign. Previously, Dave has chaired Rocky Mountain Junior Achievement, the Colorado Bankers Association, and the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Dave earned a degree in business from the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado and a graduate degree from the Pacific Coast Banking School.