Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Bank of Idaho names new president

Jeff Newgard
The Bank of Idaho board of directors announced this afternoon that Jeff Newgard has been appointed president and CEO effective July 6. He will assume the duties of Park Price, who has served as president and CEO since June 2003. Price will stay on as the Bank of Idaho’s chairman of the board.

Newgard served as president and CEO of Yakima National Bank, Yakima, Wash., from 2005 until the bank was purchased by Seattle-based HomeStreet Bank in October 2013. Until his appointment as president and CEO of Bank of Idaho, he was executive vice president and Eastern Region president of HomeStreet.

He was born in Poulson, Mont., and is married with two children. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Walla Walla College and an MBA from Washington State University. He is also a graduate of the Colorado Graduate School of Banking.

Headquartered in Idaho Falls, Bank of Idaho has served eastern Idaho since 1985. Currently the bank has branch offices in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, St. Anthony, Ashton and Island Park. In addition, the bank has mortgage offices in Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Twin Falls. The Bank of Idaho Trust Department provides trust and investment services for clients throughout southern Idaho.