Raymond Baer

New Mexico Market President

Raymond Baer joined the WestStar Team in June of 2019, and in 2021 Baer was named New Mexico Market President. In this role, Raymond focuses on growing the bank’s presence in the Las Cruces area and the entire New Mexico market. He leads the New Mexico commercial lending team, focusing on increasing WestStar’s growth throughout the state by providing exceptional banking services.

With over 41 years of banking experience, Raymond is a seasoned executive and proven leader. He began his banking career in 1981, with 20 years in the El Paso, TX and Las Cruces, NM markets. Before joining WestStar, Raymond served as a Regional Division Manager for a major national bank where he was responsible for the business banking teams in Arizona.

Throughout his career, Raymond has also been an active member in various communities serving on boards in El Paso (TX), Tempe (AZ), Tucson (AZ), and Seattle (WA).

Raymond is a native of New Mexico and is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance.