Young Americans Board of Directors appoint Andrew Hancock interim President and CEO

Andrew Hancock

Following the announcement that Rich Martinez is stepping down as President and CEO of Young Americans Center for Financial Education and Young Americans Bank, the Young Americans Board of Directors has appointed Andrew Hancock as interim President and CEO while a national search begins for a permanent replacement.

Now retired, Andy began his career with FirstBank in Eagle County after graduating from the University of Colorado with a BS in Finance in 1985. In 1997, he was promoted to President of FirstBank in Breckenridge, and in 1999 he moved to the Littleton market where he served as President until 2016 and Regional President until his retirement in 2021.

As Regional President, Andy oversaw markets in Colorado Springs, Douglas County, South Metro Denver area from the Tech Center to Lakewood and all the company’s mountain locations in Summit, Eagle and Garfield and Pitkin counties.

When asked about his decision to step into a leadership role at Young Americans, Andy stated, “Financial literacy is important in everyone’s life and I am excited to be part of an organization that has been on the cutting edge of providing financial education to the youth of Colorado for over 35 years.”

The Young Americans team welcomes Andy.