Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Officers

Kevin P. Riley
Kevin P. Riley
President and Chief Executive Officer
Kevin P. Riley Kevin P. Riley has been President and Chief Executive Officer of First Interstate Bank and a member of the Board of Directors since September 2015. Prior to his current role, Mr. Riley served as an Executive Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Riley leads First Interstate Bank with expertise drawn from more than 32 years of experience in the banking industry. Prior to joining the organization, he was an Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Berkshire Hills Bancorp in Massachusetts, and he served in various executive-level positions with KeyCorp. Mr. Riley earned a Bachelor of Science 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 Marcy D. Mutch has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 2015. Prior to her current role, Ms. Mutch served as the Bank’s Investor Relations Officer from 2010 to 2015 and as Vice President of Corporate Tax from 2006 to 2010. Ms. Mutch contributes over 30 years of financial industry experience and expertise to First Interstate. Prior to joining the Bank, she served in tax and finance positions with Citizens Development Company and as a tax manager for Eide Bailly LLP. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Montana State University-Billings in Billings, Montana.
Jodi Delahunt Hubbell
Jodi Delahunt Hubbell
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jodi Delahunt Hubbell Jodi Delahunt Hubbell has been the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2018 and Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer – West from 2017 to 2018. Ms. Delahunt Hubbell has over 30 years of diverse banking experience, including executive leadership roles in retail, small business, commercial, finance, and risk management. Prior to her employment with the Company, Ms. Delahunt Hubbell was Executive Vice President and Director, Risk Management at Zions Bancorporation in Salt Lake City. Beginning her banking career in 1987 as a management trainee in Portland, Oregon, the vast majority of her extensive experience has been in the western U.S., with banks such as The Commerce Bank of Oregon, Zions Bancorporation, U.S. Bancorp, and Centennial Bank. Ms. Delahunt Hubbell earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Portland, received a Human Resource Management Certificate from Villanova University, and completed Wharton’s RMA Advanced Risk Management program in 2016.
Renee L. Newman
Renee L. Newman
Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer
Renee L. Newman Renee Newman has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer since February 2018. Ms. Newman joined First Interstate in October of 2017 to lead Wealth Management and Client Experience. In February of 2018, the Board appointed her to the role of Chief Banking Officer, in which she is responsible for all client-facing channels, including the branch network, the contact center, the client experience, wealth management, and marketing and communications. Ms. Newman has over 25 years of diverse banking experience, including significant experience in commercial, retail and wealth management. Her experience spans community, regional, and large financial institutions, including Beneficial State Bank, Umpqua, and Wells Fargo. Prior to her employment with the Company, Ms. Newman served as an executive at Beneficial State Bank in Portland, Oregon, where she oversaw community banking and cash management services. Ms. Newman is a graduate of Oregon State University and Pacific Coast Banking School.
Philip G. Gaglia
Philip G. Gaglia
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Philip G. Gaglia Philip G. Gaglia has been an Executive Vice President of First Interstate since 2018, a Senior Vice President from 2009 to 2018, and Chief Risk Officer of First Interstate since 2012. Prior to his current position, Mr. Gaglia served as Vice President and General Auditor of First Interstate Bank from 2003 to 2010, in internal audit from 1991 to 2003 and various operations roles from 1989 to 1991. Mr. Gaglia has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business with a Management option from Montana State University - Billings in Billings, Montana and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.
Kade G. Peterson
Kade G. Peterson
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Kade G. Peterson Kade Peterson has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer since May 2018. Mr. Peterson is responsible for all areas of Information Technology, including business application support, infrastructure, and information security. Mr. Peterson’s experience spans community, regional, and large financial institutions. Mr. Peterson was previously with MidSouth Bank where he was Chief Information Officer and with USAmeriBank in Tampa, FL where he was the Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that Mr. Peterson also spent 14 years at Sterling Financial Corporation, having served as its Operations and Technology Executive. He also held a variety of positions with Zions Bancorporation and BMA Core Systems. Mr. Peterson has over 30 years of diverse banking and technology experience including significant experience in continuous improvement, payment systems, and client experience. Mr. Peterson holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Weber State University. He is an active community participant and is passionate about youth programs. He currently serves on the boards of First Interstate Bank and the First Interstate BancSystem Foundation.
Kirk D. Jensen
Kirk D. Jensen
Executive Vice President and General Counsel/Corporate Secretary
Kirk D. Jensen Kirk Jensen has been our Executive Vice President and General Counsel of First Interstate since January 2017, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 2016 to 2017. Prior to his employment with First Interstate, Mr. Jensen was a partner with the law firm BuckleySandler LLP in Washington, D.C., from 2009 to 2015, and practiced law with firms in Washington, D.C. since 2001. Mr. Jensen clerked for the Honorable Deanell Reece Tacha, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, from 2000 to 2001. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Studies from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Bill D. Gottwals
Bill D. Gottwals
Executive Vice President and Director of Banking
Bill D. Gottwals Mr. Gottwals has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Director of Banking since February 2018. Prior to his appointment as the Director of Banking, Mr. Gottwals served as the Company’s Chief Banking Officer-Mountain from November 2015 to February 2018. 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.
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 ours since 1971, the Chairman of the Board since January 2016, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Board from 2012 to January 2016, and the Vice Chairman of the Board from 1990 to 2012. Mr. Scott has served as a director of First Interstate Bank since 2007, serving as Chairman since 2011. Mr. Scott is 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 Padlock Ranch Corporation from 1999-2017, Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation from 1990 to 2006, Chairman of First Interstate BancSystem 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 been a director of ours since 2008. Mr. Corning has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Corning Companies, a real estate development firm, and has also been the President and broker/owner 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 L. Crandall has been a director of ours 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. 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. 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.
Charles E. Hart
Charles E. Hart
Charles E. Hart Charles E. Hart, M.D., M.S. has been a director of ours since 2008. Dr. Hart serves on the 340B Health Board as well as the South Dakota Community Foundation Board where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, 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 served as 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, and past Chairman of the Board and board member of Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access. 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.
John M. Heyneman Jr.
John M. Heyneman, Jr. has been a director of ours since May 2018 and was previously a director of ours from 1998 to 2004 and from 2010 to 2016. Mr. Heyneman is based in Sheridan, Wyoming as the Executive Director for the Plank Stewardship Initiative, a nonprofit organization providing technical solutions to ranchers in the Northern Great Plains. Additionally, Mr. Heyneman is Chairman of the Padlock Ranch, a diversified cow-calf, farm and feedlot operation based in Dayton, Wyoming. Mr. Heyneman contracted with the North Main Association, a private non-profit organization focused on economic development and business recruitment in Sheridan, Wyoming from February of 2013 to December of 2015. From November 2009 to November 2012, Mr. Heyneman served as the Wyoming Project Manager for Sonoran Institute, a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona. From 2005 to November 2009, Mr. Heyneman served as the General Manager of North Rim Ranch, LLC, a large cattle ranch in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Prior to this position, from 1998 to 2005, Mr. Heyneman served as an Assistant Manager at Padlock Ranch, in Dayton, Wyoming. Mr. Heyneman received a Master of Science Degree from Montana State University, Bozeman, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Carleton College. Mr. Heyneman is an N.A.C.D Leadership Fellow.
David L. Jahnke
David L. Jahnke
Vice-Chair and Lead Independent Director
David L. Jahnke David L. Jahnke has been a director of ours 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 has been President and Chief Executive Officer of United Heritage Mutual Holding Company since 2001, and United Heritage Financial Group and United Heritage Life Insurance Company, which are insurance, annuity, and financial products companies, since 1999. Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Heritage Financial Services, a broker-dealer, from 1994 to 1998 and served as General Counsel of United Heritage Mutual Holding Company and certain of its affiliates from 1983 to 1999. Mr. Johnson is a former trustee of the Public Employees Retirement System of Idaho and currently serves on the Idaho Citizens’ Committee on Legislative Compensation by the Idaho Supreme Court. Mr. Johnson also sits on the Board of Directors of IDACORP, Inc. and Idaho Power Company.
Ross E. Leckie
Ross E. Leckie
Ross E. Leckie Ross E. Leckie has been a director of ours 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 the 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 officer 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 Audit Committee 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 served as Chief Executive Officer of Bank of the Cascades and President and Chief Executive Officer of Cascade from 1998 to 2012. She currently serves as a Director of MDU Resources, Inc., the Oregon Investment Council and funds within the Aquila Group of Funds. Ms. Moss is a former board member of Clear One Health Plans, the Oregon Growth Board and has served on various community boards, including Central Oregon Community College, Oregon State University Cascades Campus and St. Charles Medical Center.
James R. Scott Jr.
James R. Scott Jr.
James R. Scott Jr. James R. Scott, Jr. has been a director of ours since May 2015. Mr. Scott served as a Commercial Loan Manager in Ashland, OR from 2017 to May 2019. Prior to his appointment as Commercial Loan Manager, Mr. Scott 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 is the son of James R. Scott, and the cousin of Jonathan R. Scott, John M. Heyneman, Jr. and Randall I. Scott. Mr. Scott was recommended for Board membership by the Scott Family Council. Mr. Scott serves on the Nominating & Governance and Risk Committees.
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, from 2003 to 2011 and from 2012-2018. 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 ours since January 2012. Ms. Taylor has more than 29 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 Black Hills Energy, 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.
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 in several industries integral to the economies throughout the Registrant's operational footprint, including oil and gas, coal, industrial minerals and cattle ranching. Mr. Wold has been the President of Wold Oil Properties, LLC, an exploration and production company with primary operations in the Rocky Mountain states, since 1993, and President of Wold Energy Partners, LLC, since 2013. 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 2000-2017.