Great Western Bancorp has promoted Karlyn Knieriem to chief risk officer and executive vice president, effective immediately. Knieriem will have responsibility for the overall direction and operations of the risk department, including enterprise risk management, Bank Secrecy Act compliance, and compliance and risk asset review.

Knieriem joined Great Western Bank in 2016 and most recently held the position of head of enterprise risk management. During her tenure at Great Western Bank, she has helped to design and implement an enterprise risk management program.

Karlyn has 20 years of banking experience, including previous roles at First National Bank of Omaha, where she designed and implemented several risk management programs including an Internal Capital Adequacy Program inclusive of Stress Testing, Model Risk Management policy, Counter-Party Risk Management, and Wholesale Funding Program.