Making Good in Idaho Banking and Finance

Job changes, new hires, achievements, good deeds and recognition.

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Tullock joins Mountain West

Darci Tullock is joining the bank’s residential lending team. She has two decades of experience cultivating and managing sales relationships with individuals, companies and agencies in the Northwest.

Customer service and communication are her highest priorities.

Tullock holds degrees from Boise State University in social science, public affairs and criminal justice. She has additional training in accounting, economics, and all areas of communication with a special focus on intercultural and interracial sensitivity.

Bank foundation donates to Habitat

The U.S. Bank Foundation gave $5,000 to the Canyon County Habitat for Humanity, an ecumenical nonprofit organization with a mission to provide simple, decent, affordable homeownership.

The U.S. Bank Foundation funding will enable Canyon County Habitat for Humanity to purchase building materials for the construction of a home that will be built in partnership with the Nampa School District starting in September.

Idaho Bankers get new board chair

C. Alan Horner, president and CEO of First Federal Savings Bank, Twin Falls, was elected as the 2013-14 chair of the board of directors for the Idaho Bankers Association at its annual business meeting. He succeeds Robert Aravich, senior vice president and region senior lender for U.S. Bank.

Horner was raised in Boise and graduated from Borah High School and Boise State University. He pursued a career in banking upon graduation, and accepted a position with the First National Bank of Oregon. He later returned to Idaho to work for Twin Falls Bank and Trust. In 1992, Horner accepted a position with First Federal Savings Bank to start its new business banking department. He assumed the presidency in 1998 and currently serves as First Federal’s chairman of the board, president and CEO.

Horner has served on the American Bankers Association Government Relations Council and Mutual Institutions Council, and as chairman of the IBA Public Affairs Committee. He has served on the Idaho Community Bankers Association Board for seven years and served on the IBA Board for three years prior to becoming the chair.

He serves on the Office of Comptroller of Currency Mutual Savings Association Advisory Committee and as a board member of the St. Luke’s Health System, as well as serving as the chair of its audit and finance committee. Before this position, he served on the boards of Magic Valley Regional Medical Center and Mountain States Tumor Institute Magic Valley. He has chaired the boards for the College of Southern Idaho Foundation, the Economic Development Council of Region 4 and the Business Improvement District of Twin Falls.

Other newly elected officers and directors of the 2013-14 IBA Board of Directors include Chair‐elect Jim Latta, president and CEO of Idaho Banking Company and Treasurer Candice Allphin, senior vice president and group manager, business and private banking, U.S. Bank.

Mountain West gives in Ada, Canyon

Mountain West Bank contributed more than $65,000 to 23 charitable, economic development, and educational agencies in Ada and Canyon counties during the first six months of 2013, including the Treasure Valley YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club, United Way, the Boise Neighborhood Housing Service, the Mentoring Network, and CATCH Inc.

Headquartered in Coeur d’Alene and a subsidiary of Montana’s Glacier Bank, Mountain West has 30 branches and lending centers in 17 communities in Idaho, eastern Washington and northern Utah. The bank has 11 branches and lending centers in the Treasure Valley.

Home Federal adds Buell

Stacy Buell has joined Home Federal Bank as manager of the new business loan center.

Operating from the bank’s corporate headquarters in Nampa, Buell is responsible for strategic leadership and oversight of all Business Loan Center operations including expedited processing of commercial loans.

With 13 years experience in the financial industry, Buell has held a variety of positions including loan operations manager and loan administration manager.

Hikida joins Zions

Randy Hikida is now senior vice president and regional credit administrator for Zions Bank, responsible for credit approval and oversight throughout the state. He is based in the Boise Commercial Banking Center at 9th and Idaho streets.

Hikida previously was vice president and credit administrator for Intermountain Community Bank and has more than 30 years of commercial banking experience in Idaho — primarily with U.S. Bank and its predecessor banks — focused on credit approval, agricultural lending, commercial lending and community banking.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Boise State University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School.

Hikida has been active in the community as a member of the Finance Committee of the Idaho Oregon Development Corporation, the Agriculture and Grass Root committees of the Idaho Bankers Association and the Agricultural Consulting Committee of the University of Idaho.

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