First United Bank announces Chief Experience Officer, Renee Newman

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DURANT – First United Bank announced Renee Newman, a highly accomplished executive with more than 25 years of diverse financial services experience spanning community, regional and large financial institutions, has been named Executive Vice President, Chief Experience Officer, reporting directly to Greg Massey, Chairman and CEO of First United Bank. She will drive a consistent customer and employee experience across all channels. She will lead the horizontal-led groups supporting the organization’s community bank system, including Retail, Lending, Product, Program Office, Treasury and Wealth Management.

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“I am excited to welcome Renee to our executive leadership team,” Massey said. “Her experience, energy, engagement and desire to work on purpose-driven efforts make her an incredible leader. She is a natural choice for this critical role and a leader to get excited about inside our organization.”

In addition to her role, Newman will sit on First United’s Executive Team and serve as a liaison with Mortgage and Insurance, focusing on creating strategic moves to accomplish the organization’s Vision 2030, elevating 10 million lives through love and impact.

“Helping others and improving communities is something I am passionate about,” Newman said regarding joining First United. “I look forward to working with an innovative entrepreneur like Greg and continually challenging how we deliver tools, resources and solutions to those we serve.”

As a respected an accomplished financial services executive, Renee is dedicated to community engagement and is active in many professional and civic organizations. She currently serves on the Board of Special Olympics Montana and is a Director of Girl Talk, Inc., a peer-to-peer mentoring program. Newman also serves as an Industry Advisory Board Member for Nymbus and Eko Investments.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from Oregon State University and is a Pacific Coast Banking School graduate. She and her family will be relocating from Billings, Mont.

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