Scott E. Erkonen

EVP & Chief Information Officer at First Interstate Bank

Scott Erkonen is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for First Interstate Bank, joining in February 2022. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Erkonen served as the Chief Information Officer for Great Western Bank since 2016, and provided overall leadership and executive oversight for Information Technology and Information Security. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Erkonen has held various roles within the industry, including: Senior Vice President of Home Federal Bank (acquired by Great Western Bank in 2016); Director of Client Relationships for Orange Parachute – specializing in Information Security, Cyber Risk Management and Information Technology Governance; and Infrastructure and Information Security for First Premier Bank and First Premier Bankcard. Mr. Erkonen currently holds a CISSP designation, in addition to being one of the first to lead an ISO 27001 certification effort worldwide in 2005. Mr. Erkonen currently serves on the Board of First Priority of the Great Plains, and remains active in the community as a volunteer for various nonprofit organizations and advisory boards. Mr. Erkonen attended Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and is a former faculty member at the Graduate School of Banking located at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.


  • EVP & Chief Information Officer

    Current role

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