New Mexico First Financial Inc. shareholders elected six to the Las Cruces, N.M.-based company's board, and named F. James Volk as chairman and Christopher Carameros as vice chairman.
F. James Volk serves as vice chairman and COO of Ace Specialties Inc.
Carameros is the owner and director of L&M Asset Management Inc.
Others elected to the company's board include Alan Abbott, president and founder of Lynwood Garden Investments; John Perini, president and CEO of John A. and Charlotte G. Yates Legacy LLC; and David Volk, a principal with Castle Creek Capital.
Greg Cory was elected to the boards of both New Mexico First Financial and Western Heritage Bank in February 2017 and was also appointed president and CEO of both entities.