Idaho First Bank Valley County run down barn photo

Meet Our Idaho First Family

With the challenging structure and function of today’s financial market, no decisions come easy. Your Idaho First Bank Board of Directors not only gives our organization direction and oversight, they keep us focused on our purpose. Each of these individuals help guide and inspire our work, ensuring we remain focused and structured to serve as guide, advisor and supporting partner to our friends and neighbors.


Management

Photo of Greg Lovell Greg Lovell

President, Chief Executive Officer

Greg was the principal founder of Idaho First Bank, which was organized in 2005. The Bank has been recognized as one of the top 15 % best performing community banks in the US in each of the last three years. He began his career with Idaho First National Bank in 1981. He joined Bank of America Idaho in 1991. In 1996, he founded and led First Bank of Idaho in Ketchum until 2002. He has served on the American Bankers Association’s Community Bank Council, ABA’s Federal Home Loan Committee, and as President of Idaho Community Bankers Association. He holds a BS in Agriculture Economics from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree equivalent from Pacific Coast Banking School.


Photo of Kathleen LewisKathleen Lewis
EVP, Chief Credit Officer

Kathleen joined the Bank in November, 2013. She has 32 years in the financial institutions industry in the areas of commercial banking, private banking, wealth management, retail and small business banking. Prior to joining Idaho First, Kathleen was Senior Vice President and Regional Team Leader for commercial banking with US Bank in SW Idaho.  Prior to joining US Bank, she held the position of Senior Vice President and Regional Manager of retail, small business and private client services for Umpqua Bank, based in Portland, OR. While with Umpqua, Kathleen led the successful retail integration of an FDIC assisted acquisition and continued to consult in several subsequent FDIC assisted bank transactions. Prior to her career in financial institutions, Kathleen was a Certified Public Accountant with several Big Four accounting firms and continued to hold her CPA license for over 30 years.  She currently serves on the board of directors for the Saint Alphonsus Foundation and Feed the Gap, Inc..  In addition she represents the western region for the Risk Management Associates Community Bank Council. 

Stephen Speidel

SVP, Chief Financial Officer

Steve is a licensed CPA with 10 years of experience in community banking.  He joined Idaho First Bank in 2015 as an Accounting Manager, was promoted to Controller in November 2016, and then CFO in June 2019.  For six years before joining the Bank, Steve provided audit and consulting services for community banks, while working for national CPA firm BKD LLP in Louisville, Kentucky and then Eide Bailly in Boise, Idaho.  He graduated with a BA from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, in 2002.  Steve currently serves on the Audit Committee of the Idaho State Board of Education. 

Shannon Stoeger

SVP,  Chief Credit Administrator

Shannon brings nearly 30 years of community banking experience which includes retail and small business banking, commercial lending, treasury management and executive leadership. Most recently, Shannon was Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator at Idaho Independent Bank.  Shannon holds a BBA in Finance from Boise State University, an MBA from Boise State University and graduated from Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Shannon serves on the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Ada County and Capital Matrix. 


Photo of Dave DickeyDave Dickey

SVP, Area Market Leader

Dave joined Idaho First Bank in August 2016. He has over 27 years of community banking experience which includes a strong commercial lending background. His last position was SVP/Branch Manager of the DL Evans Bank branch in Eagle. Prior to that he was SVP/Branch Administrator for Idaho Banking Company. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa Texas and a Master’s Degree Equivalent from Pacific Coast Banking School. Dave served on the Eagle Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for over 11 years and has been a part of the Eagle business community since 1994.


Photo of James LattaJames Latta 

SVP, Business Development 

NMLS# 802290

James brings more than 35 years of banking, private banking, and commercial lending experience, formerly as the President of Idaho Banking Company in Boise, and recently as a commercial lender from Bank of the Cascades. James holds a BBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame and an EMBA from Arizona State University. He is the former chairman of the Idaho Bankers Association and has been a Wish granter for Make a Wish, Idaho. Over the last 18 years he has served on the Board of the Tucson Metropolitan YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson, Idaho Community Bankers Association, Idaho Bankers Association, Hailey Chamber of Commerce, Ketchum/Sun Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the Metro Boise Chamber of Commerce. 


Photo of Bobbi MehringerBobbi Mehringer
SVP, Bank Administrator

Bobbi joined the bank in July of 2016. Bobbi has 32 years of banking experience starting as a teller and working her way through different departments. Bobbi was the VP Manager of Loan Servicing at Mountain West Bank for 22 years. She came to us from Glacier Bancorp as the VP Manager of the ECM department.

 

Bob Buersmeyer

SVP, Area Market Leader

Bob joined Idaho First Bank in September of 2019.  He has over 25 years of banking experience as a private and retail banking executive with a background in wealth management, consumer lending, commercial lending, and executive experience, formally as the Private Bank Managing Director for Southern Region with US Bank.  Prior to US Bank, Bob also held the position of Arizona Market President in Scottsdale, Arizona for a startup bank.  He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Boise State University.  Bob has been a past member of the Sun Valley Economics Development Group on a committee that focused on local investment in the community for new businesses and startups in the Sun Valley area.  He has been a volunteer for the Sun Valley Center for the Arts and a member for the Chats Toastmasters in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Photo of Angie PErkins Angela Perkins

VP, Manager of Bank Operations

Angela 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 AVP and Manager of Bank Operations. Prior to banking, she worked as an Escrow Manager / Officer at a local title company for 5 years. Angie graduated from Trend Business College in Salem, Oregon in 1990.She 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. 


Photo of  Aana Vannoy Aana Vannoy
SVP, Area Executive 

NMLS# 860723

Aana joined the Bank when it first opened in 2005. She had a brief background in marketing before joining the bank as a commercial loan analyst. Aana has been a commercial loan officer since 2006 and also served as the Bank’s IT Security Officer for 6.5 years. She currently oversees the McCall office and continues to underwrite and maintain a commercial loan portfolio. Aana graduated from the University of Idaho in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Applied Mathematics. She currently serves on the McCall Rotary board of directors and serves on the McCall Donnelly Education Foundation. 


Vicky Mills

VP, Chief Compliance Officer

Vicky joined Idaho First Bank in April of 2017. Vicky has over 27 years of banking experience. Twenty of these in regulatory compliance. Prior to Idaho First Bank, Vicky worked in compliance for 5 years in California banks, and 15 years at a small community bank in the Portland, Oregon area.


Board of Directors

Mark Miller 

Chairman of the Board

Mark is Managing Member and CEO of Miller Family Holdings, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in Portland, Oregon, with ownership in real estate, start-up and long term operating companies. He is also CEO and Managing Member of Signature Northwest LLC, an operating grocery chain with stores in the Portland area market. Mr. Miller served previously as the Senior Vice President of Natural Beverage for Columbia Distributing, the region’s largest distributor of beer, wine, and natural beverages with annual sales exceeding $500 million. Before joining Columbia, he served as a partner with Team Northwest, a large independent food broker, and as President and owner of Signature Sales, which was acquired by Team Northwest. Mr. Miller is a member of the Board of Metropolitan Family Service, Portland State University Foundation, Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management, The Portland Art Museum and the Young Presidents’ Organization. Mr. Miller received his MBA from Graziadio School of Business and Management of Pepperdine University in 2004. 


James Fletcher 
Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Audit Committee

James is the former Senior Vice President of Univar Corporation, the world’s largest industrial chemical distributor that supplies products and distribution services to all major industrial markets. Mr. Fletcher oversaw worldwide business development and served on the board of Univar Europe. He led the acquisition team that built its European business to over $1 billion in sales volume, expanded the Canadian and United States businesses and opened the Mexican market. He also served for the past six years as Chairman of the Board of Vacation Internationale, which owns and operates 28 vacation resorts in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Mr. Fletcher is currently a significant investor in various real estate construction projects in Seattle, Boise, Yakima, Evansville, Indiana and LaPaz, Baja, Mexico. Mr. Fletcher graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and in 1971 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence. Mr. Fletcher is a former senior partner in K&L Gates, now one of the largest law firms in the country, where he headed the real estate practice, and was involved in taking both Microsoft and Starbucks public. Mr. Fletcher and his wife divide their time between Sun Valley, Seattle and LaPaz, Mexico. 


Dan Krahn

Dan is the President and part owner of Krahn’s Home Furnishings, the largest furniture store in McCall, Idaho. Mr. Krahn is active in local community and charitable activities and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for McCall Memorial Hospital, a part of St. Luke’s Health System. He graduated in 1978 from the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. Mr. Krahn has been a resident of McCall for over 30 years. 


Larry LaRocco

Larry is principal in LaRocco & Associates, Inc., a public affairs and government relations consulting firm in Boise and Washington, D.C. Mr. LaRocco served two terms in the U.S. House of Representatives from Idaho’s 1st District. While in Congress, he sat on the House Banking and Natural Resources Committees. After his service in Congress he was managing director of the ABA Securities Association and the ABA Insurance Association, affiliates of the American Bankers Association (ABA). He is the former President of Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations in Washington, D.C. and served as the President of the United States Association of Former Members of Congress. Prior to serving in Congress, he was a Vice President with Piper Jaffray, Inc. and Shearson Lehman Hutton. 


Greg Lovell

Greg 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. 


William Rawlings

William is the former Chief Financial Officer for Agri Beef Co. in Boise, Idaho. He was a founding shareholder in the Company retiring after 30 years of service. He continues to serve the Company as director and as a member of the Finance Committee. Mr. Rawlings is also an active participant in various partnership interests in the Treasure Valley. He has served previously on various boards including: MWI Veterinary Supply Co., General Fire & Casualty Co., and Crane Creek Country Club. Mr. Rawlings received his BS degree from the University of Utah School of Business and is a CPA (retired). 


Andy Scoggin

Andy began his career as an attorney with a Bay Area law firm and joined the Albertsons grocery chain as a member of management in 1993. He currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Labor Relations, Public Affairs and Governmental Relations for Albertsons LLC. Andy has over 27 years in senior executive management positions with national and regional retail food and drug retailers. 

 
Michael M. Mooney
 
Mr. Mooney retired in February 2016, as President of the Bank of the Cascades, Idaho Region, which he had
joined to serve in that position in August, 2003. During his 42-year banking career, he also served as Executive
Vice President of the Rocky Mountain Region for KeyBank, President for KeyBank of Idaho, and President and
CEO of Farmers & Merchants State Bank. He has a BS in Finance from Utah State University, an MBA from
Idaho State University, and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.
Mr. Mooney’s past community service includes Board Chairman of the Boise Metro Chamber, West Region of St.
Luke’s Health System, as well as the Idaho Bankers Association. Mike also represented Idaho on the Federal
Reserve Board Salt Lake City Branch and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle. Mr. Mooney remains active
in the community, currently serving on the boards of Delta Dental of Idaho, United Heritage Financial Group,
Andrus Center, Idaho Business for Education and the Idaho Energy Resource Authority.