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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE

Bridger Trust Company’s Board of Directors all have strong ties to the West and five out of six Directors live in Teton County. They have exemplary experience in business, commercial real estate, operating companies, private equity, insurance, and corporate law. Our Directors give us a unique perspective to understand our clients’ needs and provide strategic direction for the company. They focus on ensuring we provide the highest value to each client we serve.

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Michael Corliss

Michael is the founder and shareholder of Bridger Trust Company. Michael has over 40 years of experience owning and operating unique business assets and privately held operating companies. He founded Pacific Trust Company in 2017, which manages over $2 billion in assets. He also founded Investco in 1983, which today manages real estate assets on behalf of the Corliss family and its partners. In 1985, he acquired The Truss Company & Building Supply, which manufactures roof trusses in Washington, Oregon, and California. He also owns farming, winery, and vineyard operations. Michael is deeply involved in the business community and has dedicated his time and experience to a variety of businesses as an active board member.

 

For over 40 years Michael has served on the boards of public and private financial institutions and International companies. From 1999 to 2018, Michael served on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, the University of Puget Sound. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Seattle Art Museum since 2007.

 

Michael was born and raised in Sumner, WA. He now lives in Wilson, WY with his wife Lauri. He is passionate about tennis, fine wine, and travel.

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George Matelich

George is a Senior Advisory Partner and Managing Director at Kelso & Company, a North American-focused, middle market, private equity firm. Kelso has over 40 years of experience investing in private equity and has invested $15 billion of equity capital since 1980. Prior to joining Kelso in 1985, George spent two years in the Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Finance departments at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb.

George earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford GSB in 1982 and a B.A. in Business Administration, summa cum laude, from the University of Puget Sound in 1978. He was a C.P.A. and holds a C.M.A. He has served as a director of more than 20 former Kelso affiliated companies and as Lead Director of two public companies. He is Chairman and has been a director since 2008 of the American Prairie Reserve, a privately funded organization working to build America’s largest grassland public park, and is a director of Rx Green Technologies, Square Roots, and Storefront.

George is also an advisory director of US WorldMeds and is an advisor to the Investment Committees of the New York Botanical Garden and the University of Puget Sound. He served from 2010 for 6 years on the Stanford GSB Advisory Council and he was treasurer of the University of Puget Sound Board of Trustees, where he served from 1989 for 23 years.

George and his wife Susan have three children, Wes, Grace, and George R. He and Susan are passionate about preserving natural spaces and have a ranch in Montana where they enjoy hiking and fly fishing.

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Ginny Hutchinson

Ginny is a Principal at Zero Point Partners, serving the most extraordinary leaders, teams and organizations in the world. As an inspirational leader, Ginny has successfully led start-up companies and corporate giants in the U.S. and Europe. She's held the position as Chief Marketing Officer for Fortune 100 companies and now applies her global expertise at Zero Point Partners, a leadership consulting firm based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

 

Presently, Ginny is a Senior Fellow at The Wharton School for the Center for Leadership and Change Management and a leadership consultant for world-class companies such as Google, Johnson & Johnson, and U.S. Bank. She's a business coach for individuals like World Champion snowboarder Travis Rice and top executives.

 

Ginny is also author of Better Because of You, an inspirational book sharing how to make each day a little better -- named Nordstrom's Perfect Gift and featured in Forbes. Ginny holds a BA from the University of Washington and lived in London serving as CMO for several successful wireless start-up. Ginny and her husband, John Kanengieter, are Wyoming residents. She's an avid snow skier, hiker, world traveler and adventurer. She dearly loves her husband, three children, the outdoors, and serving her community.

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Jane Cooney

Jane Hewett Cooney is originally from the United Kingdom. After graduating with a BA and MA in law from the University of Cambridge she moved to New York. From 1984-2000 she was a litigator at Davis Polk and Wardwell. She represented major financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in complex litigations, governmental inquiries and internal investigations relating to a range of criminal and civil matters including fraud, money laundering, and securities law violations.

 

In 2017, she became Head of Counsel to Robinson McDonald & Canna LLP. Working on various litigation projects, including a multi-year special investigation for the Board of Directors of a leading global provider of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs.

 

Outside of the law Jane’s passions while on the East Coast revolve primarily around the theater, and from 2019-present she has been a member of The Shakespeare Council of the Public Theater in New York.

 

Jane’s ‘other life’ is in the West. She and her family have called Moose, Wyoming home since 1988. Jane has three children. One son, a Green Beret, currently at Fort Bragg, NC. Another son is in his first year of law school at NYU. And her daughter, is studying art at Wake Forest.

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Warren Van Genderen

Warren began his career on Wall Street. After a stint as Director of Research for a medium-sized Investment Bank, he became Chairman and CEO of ISI Corporation and Life Insurance Company of California. After improving that company’s performance, he spent the next part of his career turning around corporations (ranging in ownership from private to Over the Counter to NYSE).

 

Additionally, Warren founded 32 companies in a wide variety of industries with various partners. He is currently Chairman of the Board of 8 insurance companies, including IA American life Insurance Company and Pioneer Security Life Insurance Company. Warren is also Chairman of the Board of Industrial Alliance Portfolio Management (US) LLC which has $3 billion under management.

 

Warren was one of the first Americans to become a name at Lloyds of London. He was member of the Board of Trustees of Fuller Theological Seminary, World College West (Chair), Crista Ministries of Seattle and World Concern (Chair). Warren is an Elder at the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole, a delegate to the Presbytery of Wyoming and was a delegate to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA. He also sits on the Boards of the following nonprofits: A Christian Ministry in the National Parks, Huree University (Ulaanbaatar Mongolia), Presbytery of Wyoming.

 

Warren has been a resident of Jackson, Wyoming for the last 30 year and has 4 adult children. He is an instrument-rated Commercial pilot and also rides bikes, jogs, skis and plays golf.

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Bill Hoglund

Bill is a Director and Chairman of the Board of Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, a NASDAQ listed company. Bill has been a Director of Kratos since February 2001 and has been Chairman of the Board since June 2009. Bill holds a Top-Secret National Security Clearance. From 1994 to 2000, Bill served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eagle River, LLC, a private investment company. During his tenure at Eagle River, Bill served as a director of Nextel Communications, Inc. and Nextlink Communications, Inc. From 1977 to 1994, Bill worked for J.P. Morgan & Co. and several of its subsidiaries.

 

He has been active with various Jackson not-for-profit organizations. He served as the Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole from 2019 through 2020 and has been on the Board since 2011. Bill was a founding member of the Teton County Search and Rescue Foundation (TCSARF) and served as a Board member from 2010 through 2018. Bill was Chairman of TCSARF for the calendar years 2017 and 2018. Bill was also on the Board of the Teton Literacy Center from 2015 through 2018.

 

Bill and his wife Lannie have three grown children and have been full-time residents of Teton County, Wyoming since May of 2005.

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