Cindy Buchanan

Vice President, Commercial Banking


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Cindy Buchanan is vice president, commercial banking, for First Independent Bank. She serves a wide variety of business clients throughout Northern Nevada and specializes in commercial lending that includes owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, working capital lines of credit, equipment financing, business acquisition loans and SBA financing options.  Ms. Buchanan is a longtime Northern Nevada resident with over 30 years building relationships with business owners and operators who seek lending and banking solutions. 

Active in the community, Ms. Buchanan is involved in the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network and its Northern Nevada Chapter. She is also involved in the University of Nevada Alumni Women of the Silver and Blue, and has also served as the past president of both Western Industrial Nevada (WIN) and the University of Nevada Alumni Association. She has held several leadership positions on the Chamber's Leadership program and also served on the Advisory Board.

About Us

First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With six offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Northern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, manufacturing, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation, with more than $50 billion in assets. Western Alliance is again #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks in the new S&P Global Market Intelligence listing for 2020 and ranks high on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list year after year.