Shawn Rost was honored as the Black Hills State University Alumni Association young alumnus of the year at the university’s 8th annual Student Volunteer Awards Banquet.
Rost, a 1990 BHSU graduate with a degree in business administration, was recently promoted to vice president and manager of First Western Bank in Deadwood. Active in community affairs, he is a board of directors member for the Deadwood Area Chamber of Commerce, the Deadwood Economic Development Corporation and the Neighborhood Housing Service of the Black Hills.
Rost is former treasurer, vice president and president of the Spearfish Retail Trade Association and former vice president and president of the Retired and Seniors Volunteer Program board of directors.
The BH alum was a student intern with First Western Bank in the fall of 1990. After graduation he worked for a car dealership and a credit union before starting as a loan officer at First Western Bank in Spearfish in 1992. He was later promoted to assistant vice president/retail loan officer, manager of retail lending and most recently vice president and manager in Deadwood.