Kristina R. Robbins

SVP & COO at First Interstate Bank

Kris Robbins has been Chief Operations Officer since May 2022. Ms. Robbins has extensive banking experience serving in a variety of leadership roles throughout her 25-year career. She has unquestionable integrity and is a natural, positive leader known for building loyal teams. Prior to her current role, Ms. Robbins served as First Interstate's Director of Loan Operations. In this role, Ms. Robbins was responsible for leading key improvement efforts in the lending channels to better align the work to support both clients and bankers. She has experience in process improvement, including Lean, Six Sigma, and Agile methods. Ms. Robbins worked as an Executive Vice President for Sterling Bank until its merger with Umpqua Bank, when she was named Executive Vice President and Director of Loan Operations and the Call Center. Ms. Robbins is an active community volunteer, focusing her efforts on supporting the young people and the underserved in her community. Her efforts in these areas align around safe places to assemble, quality education, and technical training offerings, all which support a healthy community.


  • SVP & COO

    Current role

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