By Carol A. Clark
The Los Alamos Daily Post has learned that effective Friday, Feb. 1, Chief Executive Officer Bill Enloe retired from Los Alamos National Bank.
Enloe is a beloved figure in Los Alamos and White Rock. His strong support of community organizations and events has touched the lives of thousands of people over the past four decades.
LANB President Steve Wells worked with Enloe for nearly three decades. He shared his sentiments about Enloe’s retirement with the Los Alamos Daily Post late Tuesday.
“I have worked with Bill for 28 years at LANB and have a great appreciation for his leadership and what he has accomplished. His 42 years of service built LANB into a nationally acclaimed community bank – the largest independently owned bank in the State of New Mexico,” Wells said. “Of course many things won’t be the same without Bill, but I am certain he has engrained all the important things into our DNA. Bill leaves a strong senior management team and 350 dedicated banking professionals committed to delivering great service and financial products to our customers and communities every day.”
Wells has been named the Bank’s Principal Executive Officer and in that role provided LANB’s notification to the public as required by the SEC here:
Enloe submitted the following retirement letter to LANB’s Board of Directors Friday, Feb. 1:
“It is with mixed emotions that I have determined that the time has come for me to retire from Trinity Capital, Los Alamos National Bank, and Title Guaranty and Insurance Company.
I have been with Los Alamos National Bank since 1971 and watched the Bank grow from a small community bank with just over $11 million to a bank with over $1 billion in assets.
I am proud of the time I’ve spent at LANB and the contributions I have made to the Bank. I sincerely believe Los Alamos National Bank is the best community bank in the state.
I believe I leave as my legacy an institution that cares about its employees, its customers and the communities it serves, and I believe that the Board of Directors, Steve Wells and the rest of the management team will continue to operate the Bank in the same tradition.
My plans for the future are uncertain at this time. I intend to take some time off to rest and relax and then I expect that I will find new challenges.
I have enjoyed the many years that we have worked together to make the Los Alamos National Bank what it is today. I wish the best for you, the board and the Bank. If I can be of service to you or the Bank in the future, please don’t hesitate to call.”