Former bank CEO to take over business college at Montana State University Billings

BILLINGS – Montana State University Billings has named Ed Garding as the Interim Dean of the College of Business.

Garding served as the president and CEO of First Interstate BancSystem from 2012 to 2015. He is still involved at First Interstate as the corporate and government relations officer. He began his career with First Interstate in 1971 and held several management positions with the company including branch president, regional president and chief risk officer.

“Ed brings a wealth of business experience and a strong connection with MSUB to the College of Business. I know that he will strengthen ties with the community and put student success as a top priority,” said MSU Billings Chancellor Dr. Dan Edelman. “The College of Business faculty have expressed unanimous support for Ed as their Interim Dean.”