Officers at First Security Bank of Helena Locally Owned. Community strong.

All of the officers and leaders at First Security Bank of Helena have strong ties to the Helena Community. They are dedicated to providing excellent banking services to customers and strengthening the community through their work at the bank.

Loren Brown President & CEO

As CEO, Loren is the key figure in the execution and growth plans for the organization. He has a deep background in banking leadership, financing, and operations. Loren believes that community banks are an integral part of our communities and is committed to making Helena a wonderful place to live and work. Loren has called Helena home since elementary school days and has always been very active in Boy Scouts of America.  In addition to his current Scouting leadership activities, Loren also serves on the Boards of Directors for West Mont, St. Peter’s Health, Sleeping Giant Flying Club and the Montana Independent Bankers.

NMLS #1700534

Tom McGree Chief Operations Officer

A Helena native, Tom began his banking career in 2012. Since that time, he has been engaged in a wide array of bank operations including lending, finance, compliance, management, and marketing.  When he’s not at work or spending time with his family, Tom serves on boards for  Grandstreet Theatre, Helena Education Foundation, the Helena Regional Airport Authority, and Montana Community Foundation.  He also serves on the loan committee for Montana Business Assistance Connection. 

NMLS # 997811

Tyler Armstrong Chief Credit Officer

Tyler is happy to be back in his home town of Helena to work and raise his family.  As Chief Credit Officer of First Security Bank, Tyler is tasked with building and maintaining a diverse customer base and a balanced loan portfolio.  He brings an extensive background in consumer and commercial lending, and a knack for helping match customers with lending solutions tailored to their unique needs.  In addition to strengthening the community through his work at the bank, Tyler volunteers with the Helena Exchange Club and is an active board member of the Holter Museum of Art.

NMLS # 759983

Brock Carlson Operations Officer

Brock, a Montana native, began his banking career in 1991. Brock manages daily bank operations, is responsible for bank wires, accounts payable, preparing Call report schedules, performs board reporting, and maintains balance sheets and helps run bank operations for the First Security Bank of Helena team.  In free time, Brock loves to spend time outdoors fishing and he also volunteers with the local chapter of Ducks Unlimited.

Steve Austin Consumer Loan Officer

Steve is the branch manager of the bank’s newest location and will focus on consumer lending and customer needs.  He joins the First Security Bank team after an extensive career with the Montana Department of Revenue, most recently serving as a division administrator. Steve’s background is in government administration, accounting and taxpayer relations. Outside of work he enjoys golf and supporting University of Montana athletics.

NMLS #1869055