Alejandro Orozco Vice President, Fair Banking Officer
Alejandro Orozco, VP—fair banking officer, is dedicated to his community both inside and outside of the bank.
“I’ve resided in Iowa for 20 years, and I’ve always been deeply involved in many organizations,” Alejandro said. “I don’t just hear about what’s happening in the community—I see it and live it.”
In fact, he currently serves on the boards for both the 6th Avenue Corridor and the Iowa Latino Community Center. His true passion for giving back is rooted in his role at the bank.
Alejandro runs the fair banking compliance program and oversees the bank’s community development efforts. In these roles, Alejandro helps ensure the bank meets fair banking laws and helps support growth and development in all areas of the community.
“I also help employees conduct financial education activities, a lot of which have to do with topics in lending,” he said. “I’ve learned what information is most beneficial, relevant and useful to consumers.”
Since Alejandro is involved in financial education, he is also an expert contributor to the Bankers Trust Education Center’s Personal Finances category. He enjoys helping individuals and families who seek meaningful financial information, tools to improve their finances or who want to understand financial services in general.
Alejandro appreciates Bankers Trust’s community-oriented culture and how the bank allows him to be involved in his community personally and professionally.
“We have a culture that, from top to bottom, encourages employees to follow their passions and involve themselves in the community however they choose,” he said. “I don’t think it’s easy to find a company that has an environment like this. We have gained the trust from many nonprofits and community organizations that have been banking with us for a long time.”
As Vice President, Fair Banking Officer for Bankers Trust, Alejandro Orozco oversees the Bank’s efforts to meet the credit and banking needs of low- and moderate-income communities. He is a Certified Community Bank Compliance Offer, and his areas of expertise include microfinance, community development, lending and community organizing. Alejandro studied accounting at Grand View University and worked in a variety of organizations around Des Moines, including the Iowa Finance Authority, Proteus, Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Iowa Workforce Development before joining Bankers Trust in 2005.
Alejandro is an avid supporter of the community. He serves as president of the Iowa Latino Community Center, vice president of Iowa Community Capital, treasurer of ASISTA, and a member of the board of directors of the 6th Avenue Corridor, and he regularly volunteers for the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa, the Asset Building Coalition of Des Moines, the Latino Forum, and the Greater Des Moines Partnership. Alejandro made the Des Moines Business Record’s Forty Under 40 list in 2008, and received the Passport to Prosperity award from the Iowa International Center in 2011. In his free time, Alejandro enjoys raising his children, traveling and various outdoor activities.