First Western Expands Retirement Consulting Services Team

October 12, 2011 ( - First Western Trust Bank announced the appointment of Irene J. Antonio as a Relationship Manager on the firm’s Retirement Consulting Services team.  

Antonio provides retirement plan consulting and investment advisory services to qualified retirement plan clients, which include plan sponsors, non-profit organizations, government entities, and individuals. Antonio reports to Paula Hendrickson, Director, Retirement Consulting Services at First Western, in this new role for the firm.

According to the announcement, prior to joining First Western, Antonio was responsible for all financial aspects of Dex One Corporation’s qualified retirement plans and non-qualified employee benefit plans. She was a professional at Dex One and its predecessor firms for more than 25 years.

Antonio is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and Western Pension and Benefits Conference. She received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northern Illinois University and earned her CPA designation through the University of Illinois.