Burt Blacksher

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Lending Officer (CLO)

Burt Blacksher has served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer for WestStar since 2017, having previously served as Chief Credit Officer. He joined WestStar (then Bank of the West) in May 1992.


An active member of the community, Burt serves in leadership positions for numerous non-profit organizations including the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso as Chairman (2015 - 2018), YMCA of Greater El Paso, REDCO (El Paso’s Regional Economic Development Corporation), the Rotary Club of West El Paso, and immediate past chairman and current board member of Project ARRIBA. 


Burt attended the University of Texas at El Paso and is a graduate Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.