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Flathead Business Newsmakers

| September 17, 2023 12:00 AM

Cynthia Koch, Three Rivers Bank of Montana’s Assistant Controller, was recently named the 2023 Montana Independent Bankers Association, Outstanding Young Banker.

This award is to recognize upcoming leaders in Montana’s banking community. This award is based on the community banking values of good citizenship, community service, and sound banking skills. The award recognizes the impact the candidate has on their business each day and the difference they make by investing in their community.

Koch has worked for Three Rivers Bank of Montana since 2014. In a recommendation letter, Patricia L. Leichliter, CFO of Three Rivers Bank of Montana, said, “I have never come across a brighter, more intellectually curious and committed employee than Cynthia Koch. One needs no further evidence than the fact that Cynthia completed her AA in 2013 and a BS in accounting in 2020, as a single parent of two children and working full-time in a demanding position.”

Family is important to Koch. She has involved herself in volunteer opportunities at the elementary school that her children have attended for the last four years. As they have found interest in sports, she has taken on coaching volleyball through parks and recreation, to share in the experience and mentor other young girls through their passion for volleyball. Seeing the importance of mentorship has led Koch to join the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Montana, as a member of the board of directors.