Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Principal Executive Officers

Kevin P. Riley
Kevin P. Riley
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin P. Riley Mr. Riley has been the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2015, and served an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company from August 2013 through August 2015. Mr. Riley has 29 years of banking experience. Mr. Riley has also served as a director of First Interstate Bank since August 2013. Prior to employment with the Company, Mr. Riley served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Berkshire Hills Bancorp in Massachusetts since 2007, and served in various executive-level positions with KeyCorp since 1986. Mr. Riley earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Marcy D. Mutch
Marcy D. Mutch
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Marcy D. Mutch Ms. Mutch has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2015. Prior to her appointment as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Mutch served as a Senior Vice President from December 2014 through September 2015 and Vice President of Corporate Tax, with various other duties, from October 2006 through December 2014. Ms. Mutch has also served as the Company’s Investor Relations Officer since the Company became publicly traded in March 2010. Prior to her employment with the Company, Ms. Mutch served in tax and finance positions with Citizens Development Company from 2000 to 2006, and as tax manager for Eide Bailly LLP from 1981 to mid-2006. Ms. Mutch received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Montana State University-Billings in Billings, Montana and is a certified public accountant.
William D. Gottwals
William D. Gottwals
Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer
William D. Gottwals Mr. Gottwals has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer since November 2015. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Gottwals was the Regional President of U.S. Bank in Billings, Montana from 2013 to November 2015, a commercial team lead and senior lender with U.S. Bank from 2000 to 2013, a lending officer with First Citizens Bank from 1995 to 2000, and a commercial banking officer with NationsBank from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Gottwals was a staff auditor with KPMG Peat Marwick from 1991 to 1992. Mr. Gottwals has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting with a concentration in German, from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia and is a graduate of the American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending Graduate School.
Kevin J. Guenthner
Kevin J. Guenthner
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Kevin J. Guenthner Mr. Guenthner has been the Company’s Senior Vice President and our Chief Information Officer since March 2003. In addition, Mr. Guenthner has served on the board of First Interstate Bank since March 2012. Prior to his current position, Mr. Guenthner served as the Company’s Vice President and General Auditor from September 1996 to March 2003, and in various internal audit positions from January 1991 to September 1996. Prior to employment with the Company, Mr. Guenthner was employed as a bank examiner for the State of Montana from January 1989 to January 1991. Mr. Guenthner has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with an Accounting option from Montana State University and is an honors graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Stephen W. Yose
Stephen W. Yose
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Stephen W. Yose Mr. Yose was appointed as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer in April, 2016. Mr. Yose had over 30 years of banking experience. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Yose held various positions with KeyCorp, parent company of KeyBank National Association ('KeyBank') since 1989, most recently serving as an Executive Vice President and Credit Executive for KeyBank in Seattle, WA since May 2015, responsible for credit approval for the Pacific Region, Rocky Mountain Region Agribusiness Region and Native American Financial Services. Prior to that, Mr. Yose was an Executive Vice President, Credit Risk Leader and Regional Credit Executive for KeyBank from March 2012 to May 2015, responsible for credit approval, underwriting, portfolio management and credit quality for the Washington Region, Oregon/Alaska Region, Rocky Mountain Region, Agribusiness Region and Native American Financial Services. From July 2002 to March 2012, Mr. Yose was an Executive Vice President and Regional Credit Executive for KeyBank in Bellevue, WA, responsible for credit approval, underwriting, portfolio management and credit quality for the Northwest Region, Rocky Mountain Region, National Agribusiness Region, Western National Commercial Bank and Native American Financial Services.

Board of Directors

James R. Scott
James R. Scott
Chairman of the Board
James R. Scott

James R. Scott has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since 1971, serving as Chairman of the Board since January 2016, Executive Vice Chairman from 2012 to January 2016, and Vice Chairman from 1990 to 2012. Mr. Scott has also been a director of First Interstate Bank since 2007, serving as Chairman since 2011. Mr. Scott is chairman of the Padlock Ranch Corporation, managing partner of J.S. Investments, vice president of the Foundation for Community Vitality, board member of First Interstate BancSystem Foundation and lifetime trustee at Fountain Valley School of Colorado. Mr. Scott also served as chairman of the Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation from 1990 to 2006 and chairman of Scott Family Services, Inc. from 2003 to 2012.

Steven J. Corning
Steven J. Corning
Steven J. Corning Steven J. Corning has served as a Director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since 2008. Mr. Corning has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Corning Companies and has been the Owner, President and Broker of Corning Companies Commercial Real Estate Services since 1979. Mr. Corning received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American Government, Cum Laude, from Harvard University.
Dana L. Crandall
Dana L. Crandall
Dana L. Crandall Dana Crandall has served as a Director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since 2014. Ms. Crandall has over 25 years of experience in executive management and global operations. She has been Vice President—Service Delivery of Comcast, a public company with more than 120,000 employees, since December 2013. Prior to that, Ms. Dana Crandall was a managing director and chief information officer of British Telecom from 2009 to 2013, Vice President—Network Strategy and Call Center Operations at Qwest Communications from 2005 to 2009, and served in various other executive-level positions with Qwest Communications from 1992 to 2005. Ms. Dana Crandall received her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Denver in 1987 and her Master in Business Administration degree from Northwestern University—Kellogg School of Management in 2001.
William B. Ebzery
William B. Ebzery
William B. Ebzery William B. Ebzery has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since 2001. Mr. Ebzery is a certified public accountant (retired) and registered investment advisor. Mr. Ebzery has been the owner of Cypress Capital Management, LLC since 2004. Prior to Cypress Capital Management, LLC, Mr. Ebzery was a partner in the certified public accounting firm of Pradere, Ebzery, Mohatt & Rinaldo from 1975 to 2004. Mr. Ebzery received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Wyoming.
Charles E. Hart
Charles E. Hart
Charles E. Hart Charles E. Hart, M.D. has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since 2008. Dr. Hart served as president and chief executive officer of Regional Health, Inc., a not-for-profit healthcare system serving western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming from 2003 to 2015. Dr. Hart is a director, board vice-chairman and chairman of the governance committee of the board of directors of Premier Inc., a healthcare purchasing organization listed on the NASDAQ exchange, composed of 2,400 hospitals and 70,000 healthcare sites and past chairman of the board and current board member of Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access, an advocacy group for over 600 hospitals and healthcare organizations serving the underprivileged. In addition, Dr. Hart serves on the 340B Health Board as well as the South Dakota Community Foundation Board where he is a member of the Investment Committee. Dr. Hart received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-professional Studies from the University of Notre Dame, his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota, and his Masters of Science in Administrative & Preventative Medicine from the University of Wisconsin.
David Leonard Jahnke
David Leonard Jahnke
Lead Independent Director
David Leonard Jahnke David L. Jahnke has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since September 2011. In 2010, Mr. Jahnke completed a 35-year career as a partner of KPMG with a focus on global clients, especially in the financial services industry. He currently serves as a director and chairman of the audit committee to Swiss Re America Holding Corporation and its primary related US operating companies. Mr. Jahnke also serves as a director, chairman of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee to Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company.
Dennis L. Johnson
Dennis L. Johnson
Dennis L. Johnson Dennis L. Johnson has been a director of ours since May 2017. Mr. Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of United Heritage Financial Group. This holding company, headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, owns United Heritage Life Insurance Company, of which he has been President and Chief Executive Officer since 1999, and three western regional property and casualty companies located in Idaho, Oregon and California. Mr. Johnson joined the company in 1983 as General Counsel and is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Idaho and the US Supreme Court. Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Idaho College of Law and Northwest Nazarene College (now University). Mr. Johnson serves on the Boards of Directors of United Heritage and two public companies.
Ross E. Leckie
Ross E. Leckie
Ross E. Leckie Ross E. Leckie has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since May 2009. In October 2008, Mr. Leckie completed a 27-year career as a partner with KPMG. During that time, his focus was on public companies and financial services clients. Commencing in 2000, Mr. Leckie was based in Frankfurt, Germany, ultimately serving as KPMG's global lead partner for a global investment/universal bank and as a senior technical and quality review partner for a global investment/universal bank based in Zurich, Switzerland. After retiring from KPMG, Mr. Leckie continued to provide advisory services on a selective basis for global and domestic financial services companies, including Allianz, a global financial services group based in Munich, Germany. In 2011, he joined Allianz in Munich full time, taking on consultative and quality assurance roles in the office of the Chief Financial Officer. After returning to the U.S. in late 2013, he has continued to serve Allianz in Munich on a part-time basis. Additionally, in 2012 and 2013, Mr. Leckie served as Deputy-Chair of the board and AC chair of Allianz Bank Bulgaria.
Patricia L. Moss
Patricia L. Moss
Patricia L. Moss

Patricia L. Moss has been a director of ours since May 2017. Ms. Moss has business experience and knowledge of the Pacific Northwest economy and state, local, and region issues where a significant portion of our operations are located. Ms. Moss provides our board with experience in finance and banking, as well as experience in business development through her work at Cascade Bancorp and Bank of the Cascades, and on the Oregon Investment Fund Advisory Council, the Oregon Business Council, and the Oregon Growth Board. Ms. Moss also has experience as a certified senior professional in human resources.

Ms. Moss was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade Bancorp, a financial holding company, Bend, Oregon, from 1998 to January 3, 2012; chief executive officer of Cascade Bancorp’s principal subsidiary, Bank of the Cascades, from 1998 to January 3, 2012, serving also as president from 1998 to 2012 and chief operating officer, chief financial officer and secretary of Cascade Bancorp from 1987-1998.

Ms. Moss received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Linfield College in Oregon and master’s studies at Portland State University.

James R. Scott Jr.
James R. Scott Jr.
James R. Scott Jr. James R. Scott, Jr. has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since May 2016. Mr. Scott has served as Branch Manager of the Missoula South Branch of First Interstate Bank since 2015. Prior to his appointment as Branch Manager, he was a Vice President in the Missoula Commercial Banking group. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Scott was an analyst in commercial banking with Citywide Banks of Denver, Colorado. Mr. Scott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado-Leeds School of Business, as well as a MBA and Masters of Science in Finance from the University of Denver-Daniels College of Business. Mr. Scott has served as vice-chair of Scott Family Services, Inc. since 2011. He also serves on the board of directors for Community Medical Center of Missoula, MT and the external loan committee of Montana Community Development Corporation.
Jonathan R. Scott
Jonathan R. Scott
Jonathan R. Scott Jonathan R. Scott has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since 2013. Mr. Scott was previously a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Scott currently serves as President of the Jackson branch of First Interstate Bank and has since 2011. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Scott served in various management and other positions within First Interstate BancSystem, Inc., including serving as community development officer of First Interstate Bank from 2008 to 2011, president of FIB CT, LLC, dba Crytech, a related non-bank subsidiary of of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc., from 2004 to 2008, and an employee of First Interstate Bank Financial Services and Marketing Divisions from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Montana.
Randall I. Scott
Randall I. Scott
Randall I. Scott Randall I. Scott has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since 2012. Mr. Scott was previously a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. from 1993 to 2002 and from 2003 to 2011. Mr. Scott is a certified financial planner and has been the managing general partner of Nbar5 Limited Partnership since 1994. In addition, Mr. Scott has served as a director of First Interstate BancSystem Foundation since 1999, serving as chairman since 2006. Mr. Scott is also chair of Scott Family Services, Inc. and served as vice chair from 2003 to 2011. Previously, Mr. Scott worked in various capacities for the Company over a period of twenty years including as a branch manager of the Colstrip branch of First Interstate Bank from 1983 to 1985, as a trust officer of First Interstate Bank from 1991 through 1996 and as a consultant from 1996 through 1998. Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Rocky Mountain College.
Teresa A. Taylor
Teresa A. Taylor
Teresa A. Taylor Teresa A. Taylor has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since January 2012. Ms. Taylor has more than 28 years of experience in technology, media and the telecom sector. Ms. Taylor is the owner of Blue Valley Advisors, LLC, and has served as Blue Valley Advisor’s chief executive officer since May 2012. Ms. Taylor also serves as a director of Columbia Pipeline Group, Inc. and T-Mobile USA. From 1988 to 2011, Ms. Taylor worked for Qwest Communications in Denver, Colorado, where she most recently served as chief operating officer, leading daily operations and a senior management team responsible for 30,000 employees in field support, technical development, sales, marketing, customer support and IT systems. Previous positions at Qwest include executive vice president - Business Marketing Group, executive vice president and chief administrative officer - executive vice president Wholesale Markets and executive vice president - Product and Pricing. Ms. Taylor received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Theodore H. Williams
Theodore H. Williams
Theodore H. Williams Theodore H. Williams has been a director of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. since May 2013. Mr. Williams has been a developer and manager of Thompson Creek Unit, an enhanced oil recovery project in northeastern Wyoming, since 1998. Additionally, Mr. Williams has acquired and managed multiple oil and gas properties located throughout the Rocky Mountain region of the United States since 1988. Prior to that time, Mr. Williams was self-employed as an oil and gas lease broker from 1979 to 1987 and served as a field and service representative for Haliburton Company from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Williams serves as a director of a regional independent oil and gas company with interests in more than 2,500 wells located primarily in Utah and Wyoming. Mr. Williams received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Montana in 1976.
Peter I. Wold
Peter I. Wold
Peter I. Wold Peter I. Wold has been a director of ours since December 2016. Mr. Wold brings experience and knowledge Mr. Wold has been a director of First Interstate since December 2016. Mr. Wold has been the President of Wold Energy Partners, LLC, since 2013 and the CEO of Wold Oil Properties, LLC, an exploration and production company with primary operations in the Rocky Mountain States, since 1993. Mr. Wold is also the managing partner of a cattle ranch located in Wyoming. Mr. Wold was a director and chairman of the Denver, Colorado branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City from 1993 through 1999, commissioner and chairman of the Wyoming Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute from 2003 through 2012, director of the New York board of Oppenheimer Fund, Inc., a mutual fund company, from 2002 through 2015, a director of Arch Coal Inc. from 2010 through 2016 and a director of American Talc Company from 2000 through the present. Mr. Wold received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado in 1971.