Madison, Wis., August 9, 2019 – The Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) is delighted to announce that the Graduate School of Banking (GSB) at University of Wisconsin-Madison held commencement exercises during its 75th annual session of the school.
Graduates from the state of Michigan include:
- Adam Goss, Vice President / Commercial Lender, Dart Bank
- Pamm A. Laing, Senior Credit Officer, Honor Bank
- Emily S. Lasceski, Vice President Community Banking, Independent Bank
- Andrew William Strasburg, Supervisory Examiner, Office of the Comptroller of Currency
- Kelly A. Walters, General Counsel/Chief Risk Officer, First State Bank
“These graduates should be very proud of their accomplishment! We are proud of them for reaching this milestone, their commitment to their profession and the banking industry,” stated T. Rann Paynter, President & CEO, MBA and Chair, Graduate School of Banking Board of Trustees. “The MBA, through our partnership with GSB, is proud to help prepare the next generation of Michigan bankers to keep our industry strong and prosperous for the future.”
Graduates received two credentials – a GSB diploma and a Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development for completing the rigorous GSB leadership curriculum.
The School, sponsored by state bankers’ associations from across the central United States, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was established in 1945 to provide bankers with an opportunity for advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. Instruction at the Graduate School of Banking takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summer resident sessions. The curriculum focuses on the management of strategic issues faced by banking executives and financial services industry professionals.
The Graduate School of Banking enrolls approximately 600 US and international professionals each year. More than 85 esteemed academicians, economists, government officials, and industry professionals comprise the School’s faculty.
About the Michigan Bankers Association
The Michigan Bankers Association (MBA), the voice of the banking industry since 1887, consists of Michigan financial institutions with more than 2,800 branches located throughout the state. The MBA promotes strong communities and economic activity in Michigan by advancing a positive business environment. MBA assists banks by offering products and services to reduce expenses and increase profitability through the strength of the association. For more information, visit www.mibankers.com