Glacier Bancorp, Inc.
Ron is CFO and Director of Taxation for Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: GBCI), a bank holding company headquartered in Kalispell, Montana, with operations in Montana, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Washington and, Wyoming. His responsibilities include merger and acquisitions, strategic planning, asset/liability management, financial accounting and tax issues, and investment portfolio management. Prior to joining Glacier Bancorp, Inc. in December 2006, Ron was CFO and Director of Taxation for Oak Hill Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: OAKF), a bank holding company headquartered in Jackson, Ohio (prior to its 2007 acquisition by WesBanco, Inc). Prior to joining Oak Hill Financial, Inc. in July 1999, Ron was a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Grant Thornton LLP, where he last served as Partner-in-Charge of the Financial Services practice for Grant Thornton’s Southern California offices in addition to serving on the firm’s National Financial Services Committee. Since joining Grant Thornton’s Cincinnati office in January 1985, Mr. Copher specialized in the taxation of financial institutions and advised clients in the tax planning for acquisitions of target companies and branch purchases. Ron also advised clients in the design and administration of stock option and other stock incentive plans. He co-authored the article “Modeling Executive Stock Options Exercise Behavior: A Mathematical Approach” in addition to his earlier article “Can You Afford Your Stock Options” as well as other articles appearing in Taxation for Accountants, Ohio Community Banker, Bank Auditing and Accounting Report and the Grant Thornton LLP publications, Currency and Tax & Business Advisor.