FirstBank believes there’s unity in diversity. In February, we observe Black History Month by recognizing and celebrating some of FirstBank’s Black and African American employees.

Today we’re featuring Boulder County Retail Manager, Erinn Darby

Hometown: Denver,Colorado

Years at FirstBank: 23 years

Other positions held with organizations/boards:

In 3 to 4 sentences, describe your experience in getting to where you are today.

While in college, I started as a part-time personal banker at one of the King Soopers locations in Boulder. I became a Lead Representative within a year and worked my way into management within 2.5 years. I’ve had the privilege of working in management, with many titles, throughout my 23 years with the bank. My favorite transition thus far has been stepping into the role of Retail Manager. I’m proud to be one of the five original Retail Managers within the company.   

How has FirstBank’s companywide philosophy of “banking for good” impacted your life and your career?

The concept of “banking for good” resonates in so many ways, both professionally and personally. Applying this philosophy has allowed me to connect differently and create meaningful relationships with customers and employees. Because of this, I represent FirstBank in my community with pride and create lasting and meaningful relationships.

What is the best career advice you have for the next generation of leaders? What would you tell someone just starting out?  

The best advice I have for the next generation of leaders is having the right mindset and intentions makes it easier to grow and adapt. I would tell someone starting out, life does not get easier, but you will get stronger.

Considering February is Black History Month, which historical figure/s would you most like to meet and why?

I would like to meet Barak Obama. His story, journey, and accomplishments are all interesting to me.   

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