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Washington Federal taps Michelle Coons for NM president

SEATTLE — Veteran New Mexico banker Michelle Coons has been named senior vice president and regional president for Washington Federal’s New Mexico territory, according to a news release from the company.

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Washington Federal Announces Michelle Coons as Its New New Mexico Regional President (Photo: Business Wire)

Bill Synnamon, the current New Mexico regional president, is retiring effective Dec. 31.

Coons will maintain offices in Albuquerque and Santa Fe and will oversee 25 branches, four commercial banking markets, $843 million in deposits, $597 million in loans and 49 licensed mortgage officers.

Coons is a 34-four-year veteran of banking in the state with a BBA from UNM’s Anderson Schools of Management.