Ronald Moore: business inspiration, mentor remembered for bridge-building.


When the children of Ronald Moore were told of their father's posthumous honor, committee members said, "We don't know what took us so long; your dad should have been selected a long time ago."

The respected commercial banker and former chairman of Denver-based Guaranty Bank and Trust is remembered as an upstanding, ethical businessman who loved family, friends and golf.

Son Martin Moore, also a banker, said his dad would have been "proud that he was honored by his peers." He tells one story that speaks volumes of his dad:

Moore believed there was more to banking than making money. He built bridges through transactions to foster lifelong relationships and was a good judge of character who recruited new employees based on their people and production skills.

"He started from humble beginnings and kept that humility his whole life", his son remembers.

Moore grew up in a small town in Nebraska and worked in his father's comer store. He earned a golf scholarship and finance degree from the University of Denver. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, Moore worked his way up in the Denver finance and banking community. From 1986 to 1994, he served as chairman of AffiliatedBankshares of Colorado, a group...

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