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Flathead Business Newsmakers

| February 19, 2023 12:00 AM

Phil Nelson has recently joined Stockman Bank as the vice president and branch manager for the bank's upcoming Whitefish location.

He brings with him 21 years of banking experience, having started as a teller and advanced through various positions, including commercial credit analysis, commercial lending, team leadership, and branch management.

Nelson's role at Stockman Bank will involve overseeing bank operations, management and employee supervision, developing and servicing commercial and construction loans, and assisting clients with their lending and credit needs. The bank is currently under construction and scheduled to open in the spring.

Nelson holds a master of science degree in accounting from Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas, and a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Montana State University-Billings.

Stockman Bank's Flathead Market President, Joe Kola, expressed his enthusiasm at welcoming Nelson to the team.

“We are excited to welcome Phil to the Stockman Family,” stated Joe Kola, Flathead Market President.

The bank opened its first Flathead Valley location in Kalispell just over a year ago and is looking to expand its brand of Montana community banking and customer service to the Whitefish community.