First Interstate BancSystem has appointed Robert Cerkovnik to the position of senior vice president and chief credit officer.

Cerkovnik has been a senior vice president with First Interstate since February 2008 and has served as a senior credit officer and credit department manager since February 2003.

Prior to joining the First Interstate management team, Cerkovnik worked in various credit-related positions since September 1996.

First Interstate BancSystem is a financial services holding company, headquartered in Billings, Montana, with $7.2bn in assets as of 30 June 2010.