The Bank of Jackson Hole (BoJH) is pleased to announce Cathy Kehr and Chris Sandvig have joined Bank of Jackson Hole’s board of directors. Both Kehr and Sandvig have impressive careers in finance and banking and have been longtime residents in Teton County.
“We are pleased to have both Cathy and Chris join our board,” stated BoJH CEO Pete Lawton. He went on to note, “As our institution continues to grow, we are pleased to expand the depth of knowledge at the board level. Both Cathy and Chris have tenured experienced with a deep understanding of our community roots.”
Kehr brings a career of experience in investment management and finance to BoJH. She and her family moved to Jackson in 2006 from Santa Monica, California. At that time, she retired as Senior Vice President and Director of Capital Research Company, a division of the Capital Group Companies, one of the world’s largest investment management organizations and home of the American Funds. Kehr served as an investment analyst and portfolio manager with responsibility for global energy equities. In 2002, the Reuters Survey ranked Kehr among the top 10 individual U.S. fund managers. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southwestern Energy in Houston, TX.
Kehr noted, “During my time as a resident in Teton County, I’ve seen so many of our community resources become part of large national and multinational enterprises. I view banking as an important personal engagement, and BoJH has maintained the integrity of those personal interactions while serving our community. I look forward to sharing my finance, investment, and governance experience with BoJH’s board and management team and being a part of our hometown bank.”
Sandvig, a Midwest native, started a career in banking in 1977 and spent most of his career Chicago based working for First National Bank of Chicago in a variety of capacities. Sandvig moved to Jackson in 2004 to work for Jackson State Bank & Trust and stayed there through the Wells Fargo acquisition and continued to work at the institution through 2021 as the senior vice president and senior regional credit officer. Sandvig and his wife Louisa have five children and eleven grandchildren.
“I love community banking; it’s fun to do business in the community in which you live in, and I am happy to be part of such a great institution,” Sandvig noted about joining the BoJH board of directors.