RITA Board Member

Terry White

Terry White is the founder and owner of Sunwest Trust, Inc. He received his BBA from the University of New Mexico with a concentration in Accounting and began his business career as the Controller for the largest title company in New Mexico in 1983. After working in the title business for 4 years Terry started First Financial Escrow, Inc. Over the next few years Terry started First Financial Marketing, Inc., First Financial Equities, Inc., Asset Ventures, Inc. and owned and ran The Real Estate Book of Albuquerque, Farmington and Oklahoma City among other businesses.

In 1997 Terry formed Sunwest Escrow and in 2003 Sunwest Escrow became Sunwest Trust, Inc. Terry was married to Sheila in 1980 and has three boys, three daughters in law and two grandsons. In addition to being President and CEO of Sunwest Trust and Sunwest Escrow Terry was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to serve on the Board of the New Mexico Finance Authority where Terry was the Chairman of the Investment committee and vice-chairman of the Economic Development committee until June 2016. Terry also serves on the board of Retirement Industry Trust Association (RITA).