Andy Noll, president, First Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Fairmont, Minn., has been appointed chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2019.

Noll’s career with First Farmers & Merchants National Bank spans 25 years. In addition to serving as president, he also serves as senior vice president of its holding company, 215 Holding Co., which operates offices in 15 communities across Southern Minnesota.

“Andy brings a wealth of community banking experience to our board, and knows well the challenges banks in our footprint are facing in light of the current economic and regulatory environment. We’re excited to have him lead our board into what is certain to be another exciting year for the school,” said GSBC President Tim Koch.

Noll graduated from Moorhead State University in Moorhead, Minn. and is a 1992 graduate of GSBC. Additionally, he successfully completed ABA’s National Commercial Lending School and the Minnesota Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. He is a past director for the Minnesota Bankers Association.

He is active in the local Fairmont community serving on a number of civic, nonprofit and governmental committees. He currently serves as a member of the Fairmont Area Development Authority.

Noll succeeds Troy Appling, executive vice president, The Bankers Bank, Oklahoma City, Okla., as outgoing GSBC chair.