The President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank is Greg Lovell. Don Madsen is EVP and the Chief Financial Officer, Kathleen Lewis is EVP and Chief Credit Officer, Alison Gillespie is SVP of the Mortgage operation of the Bank. The executive management team of the Bank and their prior business experience are set forth below.
Greg Lovell, President and Chief Executive Officer, has been Chief Executive Officer of Idaho First Bank since its organization in 2005. Mr. Lovell has an extensive banking and bank consulting background. He is the former Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of First Bank of Idaho, FSB of Ketchum, Idaho. Mr. Lovell guided that bank from its inception to its becoming the dominant bank in the Sun Valley area with a 37% market share. Prior to starting First Bank of Idaho, Mr. Lovell was Senior Vice President of Bank of America, N.A. He was in charge of all commercial and private banking activities of their Idaho bank subsidiary. Mr. Lovell began his banking career with Idaho First National Bank with various lending positions including Vice President, Corporate Banking, where he handled large corporate loans. He worked to establish a Ketchum loan production office (subsequently converted to a branch) for Idaho Independent Bank of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and as a bank consultant with FiCap Strategic Partners of Denver, Colorado. In this capacity, he served as Chief Credit Officer of a bank that had engaged FiCap to provide management as a result of regulatory action. He also provided other credit review process for various banks. Mr. Lovell graduated from Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics. He obtained a Masters Degree equivalent from Pacific Coast Banking School in Seattle, Washington in 1995.
Kathleen Lewis, Executive Vice President joined the Bank in November, 2013. Kathleen is a licensed CPA with over 25 years in the banking industry in the areas of commercial banking, private banking, wealth management, retail and small business banking. Most recently, Kathleen was Senior Vice President and regional team leader for commercial banking with US Bank in SW Idaho and prior, was the SVP and regional Manager of retail and small business banking for Umpqua Bank, based in Portland, OR. While with Umpqua, Kathleen led the successful retail integration of an FDIC assisted acquisition of a failing Washington bank and continued to consult in several subsequent FDIC assisted bank transactions. Kathleen is a graduate of Boise State University with a BBA in Accounting and currently serves on the board of directors for the Saint Alphonsus Foundation; Feed the Gap, Inc. and the Ada County Boys & Girls Clubs.
Don Madsen, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, joined the Bank as Chief Financial Officer in February, 2007. Previously, Mr. Madsen was Chief Financial Officer of Idaho Banking Company in Boise, Idaho, since its organization in 1996. Mr. Madsen started his banking career at Idaho First National Bank in 1978 in Boise. Idaho First National Bank later became West One Bank, Idaho. Mr. Madsen had various accounting positions over 18 years, including Vice President and Controller of West One Bank, Idaho and Vice President of West One Bancorp. Mr. Madsen graduated from Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah in 1978 with a Master of Accountancy Degree. Mr. Madsen is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.
Angela Perkins, Vice President- Manager Bank Operations, joined Idaho First Bank in 2008 as a Customer Relationship Manager. In 2009 she became Operations Officer for the branch. In September 2011 she was appointed VP and Manager of Bank Operations. Prior to banking, Mrs. Perkins worked as an Escrow Manager / Officer at a local title company for 5 years. She graduated from Trend Business College in Salem, Oregon in 1990. Mrs. Perkins is very involved in the Meadows Valley community and has served on the Meadows Valley School Board and as an officer in the Chamber of Commerce.
Aana Vannoy, Vice President and McCall Area Executive, joined the Bank when it first opened in 2005. Ms. Vannoy had a brief background in marketing before joining the bank as a commercial loan analyst. Ms. Vannoy has been a commercial loan officer since 2006 and also served as the Bank’s IT Security Officer for 6.5 years. Ms. Vannoy currently oversees the McCall office and continues to underwrite and maintain a commercial loan portfolio. Ms. Vannoy graduated from the University of Idaho in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Applied Mathematics. Aana currently serves on the McCall Rotary board of directors and serves on the McCall Donnelly Education Foundation.