Ashley Hayslip Joins First Interstate as Chief Banking Officer

October 3, 2022

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIBK) is pleased to announce that Ashley Hayslip has accepted her appointment, effective November 28, 2022, as Executive Vice President, Chief Banking Officer of First Interstate Bank. In her new role, Ms. Hayslip will lead First Interstate Bank’s retail and commercial teams as well as oversee First Interstate Wealth Management and First Interstate Investment Services.

“Ashley has a strong understanding of and passion for First Interstate’s community banking model,” explained FIBK President and CEO Kevin Riley. “I am confident her breadth of banking experience will guide and support our client-facing teams in developing the strong and fruitful relationships for which First Interstate is known.”

Prior to joining First Interstate, Ms. Hayslip worked at Umpqua Bank in a variety of leadership roles, most recently as Executive Vice President, Community & Business Banking. She played a critical role in transitioning Umpqua from acquisition mode to organic growth mode, establishing and implementing strategic initiatives in the middle-market and community banking sectors. In addition to her time at Umpqua, Ms. Hayslip also served in leadership positions at Bank of the West and Zions Bancorp, leading enterprise-wide initiatives with a focus on growth strategy.

Ms. Hayslip graduated with honors from University of California, Davis with a B.A. in Economics and Communication. She will start in her new position with the Bank in late November, replacing current CBO Russell A. Lee, who has informed the Company that he intends to retire at the end of the year after transitioning the role to Ms. Hayslip.

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About Us

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial services holding company headquartered in Billings, Montana. It is the parent company of First Interstate Bank, a community bank with $32 billion in assets as of June 30, 2022. First Interstate proudly delivers financial solutions across Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. A recognized leader in community banking services, First Interstate is driven by strong values as well as a commitment to delivering a rewarding experience to its employees, strong returns to shareholders, exceptional products and services to its clients, and resources to the communities it serves. More information is available at

Brittany Cremer
PR/Communications Manager
First Interstate BancSystem, Inc.
(406) 255-5310


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