As founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of First American State Bank and First American Bancorp, Jay Davidson is responsible for the long-term strategic direction of both organizations. Since the bank first opened its doors in 1995, assets have grown to more than $260 million, under Mr. Davidson’s leadership. Davidson and his executive team ensure clients receive the highest level of personal service, advanced banking technology and personalized solutions for all their financial needs. Davidson has said: “All banks offer similar products; it’s how we deliver them to our customer that sets us apart.”
Mr. Davidson brings more than 35 years’ experience in the banking, private business and corporate sectors. He has been recognized by numerous industry and public organizations. He was appointed by former Colorado Governor Bill Owens, and served as chairman of the board, to the Colorado Housing Finance Authority (CHFA), along with numerous other business and industry board positions.
Mr. Davidson serves his community as a leader and role model by supporting numerous public and nonprofit endeavors. He was co-founder of the First American State Bank’s Fitness Festival, benefiting the Cherry Creek School Foundation. He served on the board for the Kenneth Kendall King Foundation; and he was a director at Step 13, a self-funded program, which provides assistance for severely disadvantaged members of the community. He was treasurer and a director at Kempe Children’s Foundation.
Recognized for his community and business leadership by several organizations, Jay is a member of Marquis Who’s Who: In the World, In Finance and Industry, In America and In the West and has been listed in the Denver Business Journal’s “Who’s Who in Banking and Finance.” Jay and his wife, Kristina, have been honored as “Pillars of the Community” by Arapahoe House and as “Villager Man and Woman of the Year” by The Villager newspaper.
Mr. Davidson is a graduate of University of North Dakota, School of Engineering. He and his wife Kristina have two children and reside in Greenwood Village, CO.