Vice President, Commercial Banking
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 27 years building relationships with business owners and operators who seek lending and banking solutions.
Active in the community, Ms. Buchanan serves as the president for the Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) of Northern Nevada, is actively involved with the University of Nevada Alumni Women of the Silver and Blue, is a past president of both Western Industrial Nevada (WIN) and the University of Nevada Alumni Association. She has also held several leadership positions on the Chamber’s Leadership program and served on the Advisory Board.
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, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence.