Leadership

Mike Boub, BWI President, Vice President

Mike Boub has over 13 years of experience in insurance sales and sales management.

Boub joined the bank in 1998 as a sales manager for Community First Insurance, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Community First National bank. Bank of the West acquired Community First National in 2004. Boub served as Sales Manager over the Fargo office until he was promoted to Regional Manager in 2004. As Regional Manager for the Midwest and Great Plains Regions, Boub oversaw the insurance operations in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, and Nebraska. In 2010, Boub was promoted to National Sales Manager, where he was responsible for the insurance operations across the country. Most recently, in late 2011, Mike was promoted to the President of BW Insurance Agency.

Boub received his bachelor's degree in economics from South Dakota State University and graduated from the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management at Furman University in South Carolina. In addition, he holds the CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor), CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) and ARM (Associate in Risk Management) designations.

Photo of Mike Boub

Wayne Dauwen, Chief Administrative Officer

Wayne Dauwen has 22 years of experience in the financial industry, with the last five years being directly involved in insurance, and is a member of BW Insurance Agency's Senior Management Team.

Dauwen joined Bank of the West in 1997 and held the positions of Vice President Electronic Banking and Vice President Technology Solutions while serving on the Technology Center's Senior Management Team. In 2004, he was promoted to Vice President Information Technology Manager, managing the Technology Governance & Services department and served as interim manager of the Enterprise Information Security department. In 2006 Dauwen accepted the position of Chief Administrative Officer for BW Insurance Agency, Inc.

Photo of Wayne Dauwen

Bruce Gaughan, Vice President and Finance Manager

Bruce Gaughan has 19 years of experience in the financial industry, with the last four years being directly involved in insurance, and is a member of BW Insurance Agency's Senior Management Team.

Gaughan joined Bank of the West in 1992 and BW Insurance Agency in 2007, when he accepted the position of Vice President and Finance Manager. He has also worked as a Loan Accounting Officer, Regional Finance Officer, and Servicing and Collateral Operations Manager prior to joining Bank of the West. Gaughan has also earned CPA, CBA and CFSA designations and is an AICPA and CBA member.

Photo of Bruce Gaughan