Business Briefcase: Alpine Bank’s Woods earns certification

Alpine Bank’s Woods earns certification

Alpine Bank congratulated Shanna Woods last week on earning the Certified Regulatory Vendor Program Manager credential through the most comprehensive course available of its kind.

Woods completed a rigorous 65-question final exam to secure the certification from the Compliance Education Institute. She also completed the six-hour online course in just two days, learning about tools needed to build, implement and manage a compliant vendor management program.

“I’m extremely happy to see that Alpine Bank has been proactive and had the foresight to build its staff’s competency in an area of heavy regulatory focus. This course is challenging and Shanna did exceptionally well,” Compliance Eduction Institute president Mick Kless said in a press release.

“Vendor management will only continue to grow in importance and by completing the CRVPM course, Alpine Bank now has an enhanced level of knowledge to leverage in complying with guidance for third-party oversight and staying ahead of the regulatory curve,” Kless said.

A Colorado native, Woods was born in Grand Junction and attended Rifle High School. 

She joined Alpine Bank in October 2003 at its call center, where she helped develop a key program still in use today and later took on the role of training new employees, bank officials said.

In 2008, Woods moved over to the fraud department and quickly excelled. Today she oversees the bank’s physical security, vendor management and disaster recovery as the physical security supervisor, the bank said. 

Woods is a volunteer with the bank’s Grand Junction Relay for Life Team.

Walgreens teaming with Latimer House


Walgreens Drug Stores is once again entering a team in the annual Men in Heels race that benefits Hilltop’s Latimer House, company officials announced.

Walgreens is doing everything it can to raise funds for its five-man team. That included hosting Gelu Italian Ice on Wednesday at the Walgreens located at the corner of First Street and Patterson Road, according to a press release.

The fifth-annual Men in Heels Race takes place Sept. 25. All male teams will race in high heels to raise awareness and funds to support Latimer House and people affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.

This year’s race will be held at the Farmers’ Market in downtown Grand Junction. The race’s theme is, “A real man would run a mile in her shoes,” and is a fun way to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.

Walgreens stores in Clifton, Fruita, Grand Junction and Montrose are accepting donations to support the Walgreens Men in Heels team.


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