Jane is a 28-year banking veteran, beginning her career in 1993 with First Security Bank (purchased by Wells Fargo in 2000) in the Management Trainee Program. She worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer until 1996, when she took a position in Community Development. Jane oversaw the implementation of the Community Reinvestment Act by promoting Wells Fargo’s involvement in affordable housing, economic development, financial education, and community orientated programs and services throughout Idaho, Montana and Nevada. Jane also served as Co-Chair of the Wells Fargo Community Relations Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Jane serves as Vice-President of NeighborWorks Montana Board of Directors, on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Community Reinvestment Corporation, and the Idaho Rural Success Summit Planning Committee. Prior leadership positions include the City of Boise’s Energize Our Neighborhoods Strategic Advisory Leadership Team, Mercy Housing Northwest Board of Directors, Idaho Partners for Homebuyer Education Board of Directors, City of Boise’s Fair Housing Task Force, and the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition.
Jane holds a B.S. in Business with emphasis in Finance from Boise State University. She is a 2002 graduate of the Northwest Community Development Institute.
Pavek began her banking career in 1993 with First Security Bank (purchased by Wells Fargo in 2000) in the Management Trainee Program. She worked as a Mortgage Loan Officer until October 1996, at which time she began her current position in Community Development.
Jane serves on the Board of Directors for the Idaho Community Reinvestment Corporation and NeighborWorks Montana. She serves on the City of Boise’s Energize Our Neighborhoods Vista Project Strategic Leadership Team; is a member of the Idaho Bankers’ Association’s Compliance and Community Development Committee; and the Idaho Financial Literacy Coalition. Pavek is a member and former Co-Chair of the Wells Fargo Community Relations Diversity and Inclusion Council, an enterprise-wide, internal council with a mission to foster and promote an engaged and fully inclusive environment for the Community Relations team.
Pavek holds a B.S. in Business with emphasis in Finance from Boise State University. She is a 2002 graduate of the Northwest Community Development Institute.
Prior to joining NorthFork Financial, Sarah spent two years deploying a custom impact investment fund of direct loans and equity investments in private companies. The fund was focused on four main impact areas including: Food Security, Low Income Housing, Indigenous Communities, and BIPOC Entrepreneurs. Prior to that she spent almost a decade at MoFi (formerly Montana Community Development Corp) where she led the New Markets Tax Credits team and the Small Business Lending team.
Sarah holds an MBA from the University of Montana and undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Sustainable Development from Prescott College. She is also on the board of Red Ants Pants Foundation and CEI Capital Management and is a certified teacher with the Search Inside Yourself Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence Program.
Jeff brings a wealth of experience working in the community development and banking industries with a focus on neighborhood revitalization and CRA as well as a passion for assisting minority communities and individuals. Prior to joining U.S. Bank, he served as Community Economic Development Strategies Director at Fifth Third Bank responsible for developing and maintaining community and business relationships that advance CRA related activities, leading to measurable investment opportunities designed to help Fifth Third fulfill its goal of supporting sustainable and equitable communities and increasing financial stability for families and individuals. Previously, Jeff was Senior Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch. Jeff also served as Manager of the Neighborhood Development Division with the City of Cincinnati’s Economic Department, providing consultation, financing, and other incentives to grow and retain businesses and jobs.
Jeff received a B.A. in public policy from Michigan State University and earned his Masters of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to serving on the NeighborWorks Montana board, he also serves on Enterprise’s Colorado Leadership Advisory Council, Charlotte LISC’s Local Advisory Committee and is a member of the Bank’s Nosotros Latinos and Spectrum Business Resource Groups, including the newly formed Nosotros Latino group in Charlotte.
Previously, George served 13 years in the Air Force as an Airborne Intelligence Language Analyst and maintains fluency in five languages. He currently serves as the Superintendent of Intelligence for the 120th Air Wing, Montana Air National Guard. He has earned a BA in U.S. History from Excelsior College as well as several Language of Arts degrees from the Defense Language Institute.
George lives in Great Falls, Montana with his wife and four daughters. He has taken an active role in supporting the Resident Owned Community program and advocates for affordable housing preservation and development. George draws inspiration from individuals who find meaningful ways to serve people and is passionate about using his abilities to empower others.
Previously, Heather served as the legislative director and policy advisor for Senator Max Baucus, managing the Senator's legislative team in Washington, DC. She received her juris doctorate from the University of Montana School of Law and a bachelor's degree in business finance and economics from the University of Montana. Heather lives in Helena, Montana, with her husband and daughter.
In 2018 and again in 2020, Ian received recognition for closing more NeighborWorks Montana loans than any other Residential Mortgage Loan Officer in the state of Montana. Ian also handled the mortgage loans for the homebuyers in the Habitat for Humanity – Mid-Yellowstone Valley from 2016-2020, with First Interstate Bank donating their efforts on these transactions.
Hanna grew up in the hi-line town of Rudyard, MT. After high school, Hanna attended Carroll College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Accounting and Political Science. She continued on to The University of Montana School of Law and earned her Juris Doctor in May of 2009.
In 2009, Hanna joined Church, Harris, Johnson & Williams, P.C. as an Associate Attorney, and practiced law here until 2012. In 2012, Hanna moved to Helena and worked for the law firm of Gough, Shanahan, Johnson & Waterman until 2015.
Hanna is a member of the State Bar of Montana and the American Bar Association. Hanna works mainly from Helena but is available to meet clients in both Helena and Great Falls. Her practice focuses on business and estate planning, taxation, estate and trust administration, and real property.