The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce that its eighth cohort has completed the school’s Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI).

Fifteen community bankers graduated from EDI on Tuesday, April 25, during a ceremony in Westminster, Colorado. Congratulations to:

  • Chris Baker, Bank VI (Salina, KS)
  • John BerkhausenAdams Bank & Trust (Fort Collins, CO)
  • Lindsay BorgesonCore Bank (Omaha, NE)
  • C. Abbie BowenFirst Pryority Bank (Tulsa, OK)
  • Paul H. BruceUnion Savings Bank (Danbury, CT)
  • Doug CommHancock County Savings Bank (Chester, WV)
  • Dale CottrellSullivan Bank (Sullivan, MO)
  • Len DevaisherMidWestOne Bank (Iowa City, IA)
  • Nicole EvansonTruCommunity Bank Garrison (Garrison, ND)
  • Taylor S. GreenLiberty National Bank (Lawton, OK
  • Brian HobanCountry Club Bank (Kansas City, MO)
  • Jason LoveMidwest Bank (Norfolk, NE)
  • Nick RoderFarmers & Merchants Bank (New York Mills, MN)
  • Baylee RosinFirst National Bank of Scott City (Scott City, KS)
  • Clint WellingTruBank (Indianola, IA)

EDI participants are current or up-and-coming bank executives whose work efforts influence the future direction of their banks. To further their personal leadership development, each participant is assigned a mentor and an executive coach. EDI curriculum topics cover customer relationships, cybersecurity, organizational change, the economy, talent management, profit improvement and more.

“EDI was founded to aid community banks with succession planning and development,” said GSBC President & CEO Michael Stevens. “These bankers have a genuine passion for the industry, their communities and customers. GSBC is proud to have contributed to their development.”

During the April 2023 EDI session, GSBC also hosted members of EDI Cohorts nine and 10. Combined, cohorts represented 37 participants from 18 states.

GSBC is now enrolling Cohort 11 to begin EDI in October 2023. For more information, visit