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Distinguished Alumni - Wayne M. Hirsch

2014-2015 Wayne M. Hirsch

Community College Diploma (Liberal Arts Degree) – Miles Community College: 1971
Bachelor of Science in Animal Science – Montana State University, Bozeman: 1973

• Thirty-nine years in the banking business which began in Miles City at First National Bank, now U.S. Bank Miles City.
• Served in executive positions throughout the state of Montana in Miles City, Great Falls, Havre, and Billings.
• Named President of U.S. Bank Billings, and Regional President for southern Montana in 2001, and subsequently served as Regional President for the states of Montana and Northern Wyoming until March 2013.
• Currently serves, since being appointed in March 2013, as the President of the Mountain States Division for U.S. Bank which consists of Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico, excluding the markets of Salt Lake City and Denver. The Division consists of about 130 banking offices, 1,100 employees, and approximately $6.5 billion in assets.

One of Wayne’s earliest and most revered positions was as Miles Community College’s Student Body President from 1970-1971. This has translated into a lifetime of community service. Wayne has served on Boards of Directors for the Chamber of Commerce in Miles City and Great Falls and served as President of the Board for the Miles City Chamber of Commerce. He has served as a board member and as President/Chairman of the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, Boys and Girls Clubs of Yellowstone County, Alberta Bair Theater, Montana Red Cross, Bair Ranch Foundation, Billings Petroleum Club, Rotary Club of Hill County, and Northern Montana Hospital. Wayne has also served on the Board of Directors of Northern Montana College, Billings Clinic Foundation, and Yellowstone Art Museum. Active in his industry trade association, Wayne is serving as Chairman of the Montana Bankers Association and is on several committees of the American Bankers Association which has taken him to Washington D.C. many times.

“I have always considered it a priority for give back to the communities in which I have resided”