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Stockman Bank announced Brian Cooley has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Senior Ag Loan Officer for Stockman Bank. In his new role, Cooley will assist all Eastern Montana Stockman Bank locations with Ag credit analysis and lending. He will also continue to oversee the Billings market Ag lending staff and the Worden branch.

Cooley, who was raised on a fifth generation family ranch in Musselshell County, has more than 34 years of Ag banking experience. He has been with Stockman Bank since 2011, serving most recently as Vice President, Ag Market Manager for all Stockman Bank Billings locations.  “Brian’s extensive background and knowledge of the Ag industry is invaluable,” stated Wayne Nelson, Billings Market President for Stockman Bank.  “Because of his expertise, ag customers in our area have come to rely on Brian and Stockman for their Ag credit needs.” 

Jeremy Morgret, Chief of Branch Supervision for Stockman Bank, says Cooley brings a broad range of skills and expertise to his new role. “We are excited to expand Brian’s role.  His leadership and knowledge of agriculture will be instrumental as he supports our branches and the growth of our Ag portfolio in our eastern Montana markets,” said Morgret.

 Cooley earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a minor in economics, from Montana State University – Bozeman. He is also a graduate from the Northwest Ag Credit School at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington; the American Banker’s Association Graduate School of Finance; and the Northwest Banking School at the University of Portland in Portland, Oregon.