Rocky Mountain Bank Names Tenpas President and Ceo

BILLINGS, Mont., Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rocky Mountain Bank, a Billings-based community bank serving businesses and individuals from 11 branch offices statewide, announced that Kevin Tenpas will join the bank as president and CEO effective January 1, 2018. Current president and CEO, Curtis Chrystal, who has 35 years in banking has led the bank since 2013 will be assuming the position of president and CEO of Wisconsin Bank & Trust in Madison, Wisconsin. Both banks are members of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., a Forbes Best Bank 2017.

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In making the announcement, Wallace E. Anderson, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Bank board of directors, said, “We are excited to have Kevin join our executive leadership team. He has extensive experience in all aspects of banking and a proven track record of developing deep client relationships and contributing to the vibrancy and vitality of the community. Kevin’s passion for our clients and our employees, and his forward looking focus, makes him perfectly suited to lead our banking strategy and deliver on our mission to help our clients succeed.”

Chrystal commented, “While I am sad to leave Montana, this move takes my wife and me back home and brings our families closer together. I will always have very fond memories of the people and incredible places in Montana and will miss weekly golf with Wally and the friends I have made.”

Tenpas’ Background
Tenpas has over 30 years of experience in banking including his most recent position as President and CEO at Wisconsin Bank & Trust. Under his leadership and commitment, Coleman Publishing named the bank the United States USDA Business & Industry Lender of the Year for 2006. Since joining the bank in 1998, he has seen the bank grow from $200MM in assets to over $1 billion, with $900MM in commercial and ag loans.

He has a long history of civic involvement as a former Wisconsin Main Street State Board Member, volunteerism and philanthropy. He was treasurer and one of the founders with the late Green Bay Packer, Reggie White and his wife, Sara, of Urban Hope, which empowers aspiring entrepreneurs to realize their dreams of owning and operating their own business.

Tenpas holds a degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was named Wisconsin SBA’s Financial Services Advocate of the Year and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist in 2002. He and his wife Deb have three children and his interests include traveling, downhill skiing and rugby.

About Rocky Mountain Bank
Rocky Mountain Bank, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., (NASDAQ:HTLF), is a state chartered bank with more than $476 million in assets with offices in Bigfork, Billings, Bozeman, Kalispell, Plains, Plentywood, Stevensville and Whitehall. The bank is headquartered at 2615 King Ave. W. in Billings, Montana and specializes in business and personal lending and deposit services along with complete electronic banking programs. Visit or call 406.656.3140 to learn more. Rocky Mountain Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services company with assets exceeding $9.6 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment, insurance and consumer finance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 121 banking locations serving 88 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California. Additional information about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is available at

CONTACT: Curtis Chrystal President and CEO 405.655.6025 or Laura J. Hughes Chief Marketing Officer 563.589.2148

Source:Rocky Mountain Bank