At its 116th annual membership meeting, the Montana Bankers Association elected Bill Lucas, market president at U.S. Bank in Billings, as immediate past chairman of its board of directors and Bill Bickle, chief credit officer at Stockman Bank of Montana in Miles City, vice chairman of the board.
Lucas will continue to serve as a policy maker for the banking community. He will represent the Large Banks Membership on the board.
Lucas started with US Bank in 1988. In 2013, he was named market president, Billings and south Montana district manager, a position he currently holds. He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the BAI Graduate School of Banking.
Bickle will serve two years as a policy maker for the banking community. He will represent the Southeastern Region.
Bickle is a graduate of Montana State University and the Pacific Coast Banking School. He was an examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for six years before joining Stockman Bank in 1987. He is a director of Stockman Financial Corporation and continues with his family ranching corporation, Bickle Cattle Co. He is also a trustee of Miles Community College and Holy Rosary Healthcare.