The Montana Independent Bankers Association (MIB) proudly announces the newly elected Board of Directors and Officers for the 2015-2016 term. The board election was held Saturday, July 18, 2015, during the annual member meeting at the 2016 MIB Convention & Tradeshow at Big Sky Resort. The officers of the Board of Directors are incoming President – Amy Quarles, CFO of First Security Bank of Helena, President-Elect – Tom Christnacht, President of First Security Bank of Deer Lodge, Vice President – Jeff Koski, Chief Credit Officer of First Security Bank in Bozeman, and Treasurer – Adam McQuiston, Executive Vice President of First Montana Bank in Missoula. Each of the named has dedicated countless time and energy to promoting the interests of Montana’s community banks and community banking industry, and we here at MIB acknowledge their efforts and willingness to dedicate their time to the Association.
The following were named and elected to the MIB Board of Directors:
- Daniel Day, Senior Vice President/CFO, Bank of Montana, Missoula
Daniel serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Credit Officer of Bank of Montana, also in Missoula. Daniel is a founding member and owner of Bank of Montana. Daniel has extensive banking experience, including commercial and industrial lending, real estate development, real estate construction lending, and aviation finance. Daniel was raised in Bigfork, Montana, and attended the University of Montana, where he majored in business with an emphasis in finance. At that time, he interned at Montana Business Capital, which later became the holding company for Bank of Montana. Daniel enjoys skiing, mountain biking, fly fishing, doing anything on the water, and a variety of travel.
- Andrew West, President/CEO, Eagle Bank, Polson:
Andrew West joined Eagle Bank in January of 2015 as the President/CEO upon Martin Olsson’s retirement. Andrew graduated from the University of Montana with a B.S. in Business, emphasis in accounting. He worked for Wells Fargo for two years prior to joining Valley Bank of Ronan as the Branch Manager of Valley Bank of Arlee. He remained with Valley Bank of Arlee for 10 years. During this time period, he attended and graduated from Pacific Coast School of Banking. In April of 2012, Andrew went to work for Community Bank, Inc. in Missoula, Montana as a Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer. He worked at Community Bank until joining Eagle Bank. Andrew lives in Arlee, Montana and has one daughter. He is an avid horseman and outdoorsman in his free time.
- Michael Moore, Stockmens Bank, Cascade
Michael Moore grew up and attended high school in Cascade, Montana, where his family historically worked at Stockmens Bank. While in college at the University of Montana, Mike worked summers at the bank as everything from a janitor, to teller, to proof operator. He returned to Stockmens Bank full time in 1991 after graduation. His first month back at the bank involved assisting in the construction of a new roof on the bank. So literally Mike started at the top of Stockmens Banks and has worked his way down. From there, Mike worked as assistant cashier and is currently Stockmens Bank’s president and senior loan officer. Mike’s hobbies include playing golf, coaching basketball, and watching all kinds of sports.
During the convention, MIB honored three long-serving directors who retired this past year from the board. They are: Ron Rosenberg, President of Valley Bank of Kalispell; Martin Olsson, who recently retired as President/CEO of Eagle Bank in Polson; and Murry Moore, President/CEO of Stockmens Bank in Cascade. Each director served on the MIB board for many years. In recognition of their many years of service to the Association, Ron, Martin, and Murry were presented with plaques commemorating their years of volunteer service.
Kenny Martin, President/CEO of First Bank of Lincoln, was also recognized during the convention for his two years of superb service as President of MIB. During Kenny’s time as President, MIB prospered financially and grew in terms of membership. Kenny remains on the Board of Directors as Immediate Past President.