Independence Bank has announced the promotion of Andy Morris to the position of information technology and security officer. In this role, Morris will provide assistance in managing networking equipment, working closely with bank partners to maintain a secure and extensible network.
Morris grew up in Belgrade and moved to Havre in the fall of 1997. He attended college at Montana State University-Northern, where he earned a bachelor's degree in computer information systems and an associate degree in design drafting.
Prior to joining the Independence Bank team, Morris worked in the Information Technology Services Department at Northern as a computer support specialist for 13 years. Morris came to the bank in November of 2017 as an information technology specialist, where his focus was primarily on setting up and rolling out computer and server systems, while helping with day-to-day questions from staff. He has been promoted to oversee more of the changes to the internal and external bank networks, while staying involved with the computer systems by overseeing acquisition of hardware. Morris' amiable personality and his ability to communicate elevated him to be a candidate for the executive development program put on by the Montana Bankers Association, designed to cultivate the next generation of banking leaders.
"Andy is a hardworking individual that can fully take on a project from start to finish, "said Vice President of Information Technology Matt Antonich said. "His ability to quickly teach himself different technologies and applications is a strength. He is someone we at Independence Bank value and with the work ethic he has shown, we know he is ready to take on these additional responsibilities. I look forward to working with Andy in his new role."
Morris and his wife, Angela, are the proud parents of four sons, Michael, 17, Malachi , 15, Jayce, 9, and Toby, 7.