GSBC is pleased to announce Jeff Schmid, president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, as the opening keynote speaker for its 73rd Annual School Session. The student-body keynote address will take place on Monday, July 15, at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo.

With a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of economic trends, Schmid is expected to deliver a compelling address on the national state of banking. GSBC’s 500-person student body will have the opportunity to gain valuable insights into current economic challenges, opportunities and the outlook for the future as it pertains to community banks.

“Jeff’s background as a bank CEO brings a unique perspective to his role at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee,” stated GSBC President & CEO Michael Stevens. “We look forward to having Jeff on campus this summer and hearing his views on the economy.”

Schmid is a highly respected figure in the financial industry with more than 40 years in banking and banking supervision. With prior experience as a field examiner for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and executive roles at Omaha, Neb.-based American National Bank and Mutual of Omaha, Schmid most recently served as president and CEO of Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Schmid leads a workforce of close to 2,000 employees in Kansas City and its branch offices in Omaha, Neb., Denver, Colo. and Oklahoma City, Okla.

Hosted each July at the University of Colorado Boulder, GSBC’s Annual School Session delivers a foundational and forward-thinking curriculum that immerses students in a network of fellow leaders while solidifying their understanding of community banking.

GSBC is accepting applications to its Annual School Session. Its 73rd Annual School Session will kick off July 14 at the University of Colorado Boulder.