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Leighty Elected Chair of GSBC Alumni Association

Quentin Leighty, chief financial officer and president of First National Bank’s Northern El Paso County market in Colorado, has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) Alumni Association.

Huber Obenauer, Husong & Mikolich Elected to GSBC Board of Directors

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) elected three new community bankers to its board of trustees at its meeting during the school’s 71st Annual School Session in Boulder, Colo. The new members include Christie Huber Obenauer, Robert Husong and Gail Mikolich.

Lockard Named Chair Elect of GSBC

Barry Lockard, president and chief executive officer of Cornhusker Bank in Lincoln, Neb., has been named chair elect of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2022-2023.

Erickson to Drive Innovation, Strategy as GSBC Chair

Kevin Erickson, market president of Independent Financial in Longmont, Colo., has been elected chair of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) for 2022-2023.

GSBC Concludes 71st Annual School Session, Announces Class of 2022

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) concluded its second consecutive sellout Annual School Session on July 29, 2022. It’s 71st Annual School Session concluded July 29, graduation 169 community bankers and regulators from across the nation with its prestigious diploma in banking.

GSBC to Educate, Innovate, Connect Through 3-Year Strategic Plan

The GSBC Board of Trustees on May 25, 2022, unanimously approved a strategic plan for GSBC. The plan establishes a long-term direction for the school while honoring the school’s legacy and those who built it.

The Future is Now

This is the third in a series of articles from GSBC’s Peer Group Projects. The projects are the work of our first-year class from July 2021. This article was compiled from the work of two groups which looked at the future of community banking post-pandemic.

Jefferson, Buffett & Bubbles

This is the second in a series of articles from GSBC’s Peer Group Projects. The projects are the work of our first-year class from July 2021. One group, comprised of nine community bankers, chose to explore the actions banks can take to mitigate the risk of asset bubbles.

School Session, Summit Keynotes to Address Inclusion & Innovation

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) has announced the keynote presentations for its 71st Annual School Session. Dr. Stefanie Johnson and Dr. Lamont Black will deliver their presentations on inclusion and innovation July 18 and July 26, respectively.

Peeking Around the Inflation Corner

In 2021, GSBC launched its first-ever peer group initiative where new students of the Annual School Session were assigned to groups of up to 10 of their peers. The purpose of the peer groups was to ignite relationship building by facilitating connections virtually prior to the start of the session. We know relationship building is a tremendous value to banking schools in general and in our opinion, the sooner we get that started the better.

GSBC Partners With UMass Amherst to Help Community Bankers Evolve

As the community banking landscape continues to change, the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) continues to equip and empower community bankers to grow and evolve by forging strategic partnerships with higher education institutions.

Kaiser Awarded GSBC’s Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking

The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce that Tony Kaiser, president and chief executive officer of Osgood Bank in Osgood, Ohio, has received the inaugural Tim Koch Award for Excellence in Banking.