Jon Rutt and Duane Kurkowa Join MCF Board of Directors
Duane Kurokawa is the President of the Western Bank of Wolf Point, where he has served in a variety of positions, starting as a teller, since 1979. Duane completed some coursework at the University of Montana and attended the National Commercial School in Norman, Oklahoma. He then went on to attend the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wisconsin, where he graduated in 1992. Duane is a past Wolf Point City Alderman and Chamber of Commerce Director. Additionally, he is Director of the Greater Northern Development Corporation, which currently serves 6 counties in Northeast Montana. He was member of the original Montana Microbusiness Council and Montana Department of Transportation Study Commission. He served as the Director of the Helena Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Board of Directors from 2012-2017. Duane was born and raised in Wolf Point, Montana and currently lives there with his wife, Rosie. He has two children and two grandchildren.
Jon Rutt is a licensed Water Treatment Plant Operator. He and his wife Nancy owned and operated AQUA Systems of Montana for 37 years, providing residential and commercial water treatment services in the Laurel and Billings area. They sold the business in 2018 but Jon still works as a consultant, specializing in commercial, industrial and medical water treatment. Nancy and Jon also own a car wash in Laurel. Jon is a founding member of the Laurel Montana Community Foundation, formed in 2015, and currently serves as Chairman. He is a long-time Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow. Jon is a 5th generation Montanan, born in Billings, and has lived and worked in Laurel all his adult life. Jon has three children and five grandchildren. He has been married to Nancy for 40 years and enjoys riding his motorcycle throughout Montana.