Mr. Riley said he is honored to be asked to succeed Mr. Garding as President and CEO. He further stated, "First Interstate plays such a big role in our communities and in the lives of our customers. This commitment comes from loyal employees who are dedicated to serving our customers and helping them meet their financial goals. I look forward to building on this strong foundation and working with our employees and leadership team towards continued growth and success."Mr. Riley and his wife Laurie have four adult children, three of whom are now living in Montana. "My father has lived in Cody, Wyoming for the past 20 years. I have been a frequent visitor over these years and have learned a great deal about this region, its economy and its communities. My family and I are blessed to live and work here," said Mr. Riley. Also on July 23, 2015, the Company's Board of Directors approved the appointment of Marcy D. Mutch to serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Company, effective September 23, 2015. "I have had the pleasure of working closely with Marcy over the past two years," said Mr. Riley. "She has impressed me with her knowledge and expertise, especially in the area of investor and shareholder relations. I look forward to working with her as we continue to grow our Company." Ms. Mutch said, "I am proud to be appointed CFO of First Interstate and look forward to working with Kevin, our leadership team and our employees to continue moving our Company forward as the leading community bank in our region." Ms. Mutch has served as a Senior Vice President of the Company since December 2014 and Vice President of Corporate Tax, with various other duties, since joining the Company in October 2006. She 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, a bank holding company, from 2000 to 2006, and as tax manager for Eide Bailly LLP from 1981 to mid-2006. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Montana State University-Billings in Billings, Montana and is a certified public accountant.
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial services holding company, headquartered in Billings, Montana, with $8.4 billion in assets as of June 30, 2015. It is the parent company of First Interstate Bank, a community bank operating banking offices, including online and mobile banking services, throughout Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota. As a recognized leader in community banking services with 27 consecutive years of profitability, First Interstate is driven by strong family and corporate values, as well as a commitment to long-term organic growth, exemplary customer service, exceeding customer expectations through its products and services and supporting, with leadership and resources, the communities it serves.