Lisa J. Saenz, CPA

Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Lisa Saenz has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of WestStar since January 2015. She joined WestStar (then Bank of the West) in July 2000 as Assistant Controller before serving as Controller for thirteen years.

Lisa began her career in 1997 as an Internal Auditor for El Paso County (El Paso, TX). Later that same year, she moved to KPMG (El Paso, TX) where she served as a Senior Auditor before joining WestStar Bank.

Lisa currently serves on the Public Service Board for El Paso Water and the board of Texas Bankers Association Services Company, and is also a member of the UTEP Banking Academy Advisory Council. Previously, Lisa served as board chair of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, Board of Trustee and Treasurer for St. Clement’s Parish School, and Board member for Financial Managers Society. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Lisa graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Computer Information Systems. Additionally, she is a graduate of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, where she received the Graduation with Distinction Honor and is a Certified Public Accountant.