“It is rare to attract a banking professional the caliber of Pete Cook at such an important time in the ongoing exciting evolution of Bank 34” RANDAL L. RABON, Chairman of the Board

Pete Cook“When Pete retired from his long term position as CEO and Director at another reputable local bank, we clearly knew his banking wisdom and perspectives would prove valuable in supporting a progressive and enduring next chapter for Bank 34, including the recent acquisition of Bank 1440 in Arizona”, stressed Mr. Rabon.

Shortly after retiring from his previous position, Pete was hired as a strategic consultant to the Board of Directors and CEO of Bank 34. “This was such a natural opportunity to partner with the very individual who through the years helped so many of us build our own businesses locally in Alamogordo and elsewhere in southern New Mexico”, said fellow director, Don Van Winkle.

In addition to being appointed a director of Bank 34, Pete’s other separate directorship appointments include the bank’s two parent companies, Alamogordo Financial Corp. and AF Mutual Holding Company.

During his banking career of 40 years, Pete’s director experience in financial services spanned other organizations including the Federal Reserve Bank, El Paso, Texas; Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas Texas; and the New Mexico Bankers Association.

In addition to his commitment to banking, Pete’s ongoing contributions to commerce, education and community development are evident in many ways, including serving as director emeritus of the New Mexico State University at Alamogordo Foundation; director and past chairman of the Economic Development Council of Otero County, New Mexico; and member of the Committee of 50, the military support committee arm of the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce.

It is a natural passion for Pete to want to remain active in partnering with all employees of Bank 34 to help local businesses grow and prosper. We welcome Pete as our new director but we know he would enjoy nothing more than to continue to help our local businesses and families navigate successful banking solutions with Bank 34.