Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Executive Team

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 Strategy Officer
Renee L. Newman Renee L. Newman has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer since January 2020. Ms. Newman joined First Interstate in October 2017 to lead Wealth Management and Client Experience. In February 2018, the Board appointed her to the role of Chief Banking Officer, in which she was responsible for all client-facing channels. As First Interstate’s first-ever Chief Strategy Officer, she leads the strategic alignment across the Bank’s business lines to ensure that the Bank is well positioned to meet the rapidly changing needs of our clients, wherever and however they bank. Ms. Newman leads the digital, product, and data and analytics teams as well as oversees marketing, communications, and the client contact center — all with a focus on delivering a meaningful and differentiated client experience. 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.
Russell A. Lee
Russell A. Lee
Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer
Russell A. Lee Russell A. Lee has been the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer since January 2020. Mr. Lee joined the Company as an Executive Vice President in August of 2018 to lead Special Projects. Prior to this, Mr. Lee was President and CEO of Inland Northwest Bank (INB) until it was acquired by First Interstate. Mr. Lee has over 40 years of community banking experience including serving as President of two other Pacific Northwest community banks prior to INB. Mr. Lee has a Master of Business Administration Degree from Western Washington University as well as an undergraduate degree in Cello Performance from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
David C. Redmon
David C. Redmon
Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff
David C. Redmon David C. Redmon has been Chief of Staff since July 2019 after having served for a year as the Bank’s Chief Data Officer. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Redmon served as a senior leader in the Department of Defense for over 30 years, culminating as a member of the Board of Directors at the National Security Agency, and the Command Team at United States Cyber Command. He earned a Master of Science in Accounting and Information Systems from University of Maryland University College and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from Saint Leo University.
Rachel B. Turitto
Rachel B. Turitto
Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Rachel B. Turitto Rachel B. Turitto has been the Company’s Chief Human Resources Officer since November of 2019. Prior to her current role, Ms. Turitto served as the bank’s Director of Human Resources from 2017 to 2019. Ms. Turitto contributes 15+ years of diverse experience across multiple human resource disciplines including compensation, benefits, employee and cultural engagement, leadership and development, employee relations, HRIS, payroll and recruitment. A native of Billings, Turitto earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Mary, serves as a board member of the Associated Employers Group, and enjoys volunteering with Yellowstone County 4-H.

Board of Directors

David L. Jahnke
David L. Jahnke
Chair of The Board
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 Chair of the audit committee to Swiss Re America Holding Corporation and its primary related US operating companies. Mr. Jahnke also serves as a Director, Chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee to Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company.
James R. Scott
James R. Scott
James R. Scott

James R. Scott has been a director since 1971, the Chair of the Board since January 2016, the Executive Vice Chair of the Board from 2012 to January 2016, and the Vice Chair of the Board from 1990 to 2012. Mr. Scott has served as a director of First Interstate Bank since 2007, serving as Chair 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 Chair of the Padlock Ranch Corporation from 1999-2017, Homer A. and Mildred S. Scott Foundation from 1990 to 2006, Chair of First Interstate BancSystem Foundation from 1990 to 2006, and Chair of Scott Family Services, Inc. from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Scott is the father of James R. Scott, Jr., and the uncle of Jonathan R. Scott and John M. Heyneman, Jr.

Dana L. Crandall
Dana L. Crandall
Dana L. Crandall Dana L. Crandall has been a director since 2014. Ms. Crandall has over 25 years of experience in executive management and global operations. She has been SVP Customer Experience and Call Center Operations for 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.
John M. Heyneman Jr.
John M. Heyneman Jr.
John M. Heyneman Jr. John M. Heyneman, Jr. has been a director since May 2018 and was previously a director 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 Chair of the Padlock Ranch, a diversified cow-calf, farm, and feedlot operation based in Dayton, Wyoming. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Heyneman was involved in economic development and business recruitment in Sheridan, Wyoming. From 1998 to 2009, Mr. Heyneman managed and worked on large cattle ranches on public, private, and tribal lands in northern Arizona, Utah, Montana, and 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 and has completed several executive education programs at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Mr. Heyneman is the nephew of James R. Scott and the cousin of James R. Scott, Jr., and Jonathan R. Scott. Mr. Heyneman was recommended for Board service by the Scott Family Council.
Dennis L. Johnson
Dennis L. Johnson
Dennis L. Johnson Dennis L. Johnson has been a director 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, appointed 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 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 Audit Committee Chair of Allianz Bank Bulgaria.
Patricia L. Moss
Patricia L. Moss
Patricia L. Moss Patricia L. Moss has been a director 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 since May 2015. Mr. Scott served as a Commercial Loan Manager in Ashland, OR from 2017-2019. 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 Master 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 John M. Heyneman, Jr. Mr. Scott was recommended for Board membership by the Scott Family Council. Mr. Scott serves on the Technology and Risk Committees.
Jonathan R. Scott
Jonathan R. Scott
Jonathan R. Scott Jonathan R. Scott has been a director since February 2020. Mr. Scott was previously a director from 2006 to 2011 and 2013 to 2019. Mr. Scott served as President of the Jackson branch from 2011-2019. Prior to that appointment, Mr. Scott served in various management and other positions within the company, 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, from 2004 to 2008, and an employee of the Financial Services and Marketing Divisions from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Scott received his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Montana. Mr. Scott is the nephew of James R. Scott, and the cousin of James R. Scott, Jr., and John M. Heyneman, Jr.
Alice S. Cho
Alice S. Cho
Alice S. Cho Alice S. Cho has been a director since May 2020. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Cho served as Advisor to Varo Money, Inc., the nation’s first fintech company to receive a regulatory approval to operate as a bank. In that role, Ms. Cho focused on advising the CEO and senior management on managing risk in the context of an innovative, digital only business model. From 2005 - 2017, Ms. Cho served in various leadership roles, including Managing Director and the Head of San Francisco Office, at Promontory Financial Group, LLC. In that capacity, she was responsible for leading engagements and for advising directors and senior executives of financial institutions and fintechs on issues relating to crisis management, corporate governance, risk management, and regulatory strategy. Earlier, Ms. Cho was Special Advisor to Vice Chair Alice M. Rivlin at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. and worked on banking policy issues at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Ms. Cho received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Whitman College and her Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.