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 Berkhausen, Adams Bank & Trust (Fort Collins, CO)
- Lindsay Borgeson, Core Bank (Omaha, NE)
- C. Abbie Bowen, First Pryority Bank (Tulsa, OK)
- Paul H. Bruce, Union Savings Bank (Danbury, CT)
- Doug Comm, Hancock County Savings Bank (Chester, WV)
- Dale Cottrell, Sullivan Bank (Sullivan, MO)
- Len Devaisher, MidWestOne Bank (Iowa City, IA)
- Nicole Evanson, TruCommunity Bank Garrison (Garrison, ND)
- Taylor S. Green, Liberty National Bank (Lawton, OK
- Brian Hoban, Country Club Bank (Kansas City, MO)
- Jason Love, Midwest Bank (Norfolk, NE)
- Nick Roder, Farmers & Merchants Bank (New York Mills, MN)
- Baylee Rosin, First National Bank of Scott City (Scott City, KS)
- Clint Welling, TruBank (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 www.GSBColorado.org.