Immediate Past Chair
Burt BlacksherImmediate Past Chair
Professional Title: Senior Executive Vice President, WestStar Bank
Burt Blacksher is the Senior Executive Vice President for WestStar Bank and has been at the bank for 24 years. WestStar Bank is El Paso’s largest independent community owed bank that was opened on May 1, 2000. Burt began his career with Bank of the West (now WestStar Bank) in May 1992 and has been active with numerous non-profit organizations, having served or currently serving in a leadership position with the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso as Chairman (2015 - 2018), YMCA of Greater El Paso, REDCO (El Paso’s Regional Economic Development Corporation) and the Rotary Club of West El Paso.
For more than two decades WestStar Bank has been committed to the community of El Paso; not only supporting the community with a financially sound bank with a single focus of helping El Paso grow but also with a steadfast principle of giving back to our community. The employees of WestStar Bank currently serve on over 43 boards and committees of non-profit and civic organizations through year round participation in a wide range of community betterment efforts and philanthropic causes. All of the employees of WestStar Bank share the commitment to serve our community. It is a cornerstone of WestStar Bank's corporate philosophy.