The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce the completion of its Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®.

Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI) participants are up-and-coming C-level executives whose work efforts influence the future direction of their banks. EDI equips these community bank leaders for success with extensive leadership and bank management training, including 10-plus hours of individual executive coaching.

Eleven community bankers graduated from the 19-month program, which concluded Wednesday, Oct. 30. They include (left to right):

Back row: Tony Kaiser, Osgood State Bank, Osgood, OH; Lorenzo Wilhite, Wells River Savings Bank, Wells River, VT; Jeff Benson, Bankers Bank of the West, Denver, CO; Ivan VanEssen, Minnwest Bank, Tracy, MN; Patrick McKibben, Alpine Bank, Glenwood Springs, CO; Grayson Jones, Farmers Trust & Savings Bank, Williamsburg, IA; Bill Keller, Independence Bank, Havre, MT.

Front row: David Greenwell, Town & Country Bank & Trust Co., Bardstown, KY; Tyler Erickson, American Bank, Livingston, MT; Adam Hartford, Green Belt Bank & Trust, Iowa Falls, IA and Odette Luoni, Belmont, MA.

GSBC will welcome back the 12 members of the sixth cohort of EDI participants in April 2020 and is currently enrolling for a new cohort to begin at that time.

“EDI is filling an important void in banking education by offering an avenue for banks to prepare for succession with peace of mind that the futures of their organizations are in good hands,” said GSBC President Tim Koch. “It is reassuring to see these bankers’ passion for the industry, their communities and their customers. GSBC is proud to have been a part of their development.”

GSBC is now enrolling its seventh cohort of EDI participants, scheduled to begin April 2020.