Rebeca Romero Rainey – Chairman & CEO Centinel Bank of Taos Taos, New Mexico

Rebeca Romero Rainey is the Chairman and CEO of Centinel Bank in Taos, New Mexico.  Rebeca is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Pacific Coast School of Banking.  Upon graduating from Wellesley, Rebeca returned to Taos with the dream of continuing her family business of running the town’s only local community bank.  In 1999 she was promoted to President and CEO of the bank.  She is the third generation in her family to run the bank.  Centinel Bank has $205 million in assets and maintains the market share of deposits in the community.  Rebeca is a past President of the Independent Bankers Association of New Mexico and is currently Chairman-Elect of the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA). From 2009 thru 2012 Rebeca served two terms on the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking and in October of 2011 joined the Kansas City Federal Reserve District CDIAC.  She is also on the board of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking.

Rebeca is actively involved in several local non-profits, currently she is Board Member and co-founder of the Bridges Project for Education, a non-profit focused on helping first generation college students and is President of the Northern NM Birth Center.  She is also on the board of the New Mexico Economic Partnership.  In 2009 Rebeca was selected as the Taos Citizen of the year and has been awarded with the NM Governor’s Award for outstanding women.

Rebeca and her husband John have two daughters, Izabella and Elliana.