Karlyn M. Knieriem

EVP & Chief Risk Officer at First Interstate Bank

Karlyn M. Knieriem has served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer since 2022. With over 25 years of experience in financial services across a variety of roles including finance, treasury, retail, credit and risk management, Ms. Knieriem first began this role in 2018 with Great Western Bank – originally joining as the Head of Enterprise Risk Management in 2016. In addition to these roles, Ms. Knieriem also enjoyed a lengthy career at First National Bank of Omaha where she worked in a number of senior leadership positions. Ms. Knieriem earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with specialization in Accounting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska.



  • EVP & Chief Risk Officer

    Current role

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