ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Blackhawk Bank has announced that Matt Reynolds was awarded a diploma on August 23, 2013, at commencement exercises during the 69th annual session of the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Reynolds is Vice President, Consumer Sales Manager for the Bank’s eight regional banking centers.
The School, sponsored by state bankers associations from across the central United States, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was established in 1945 to provide bankers with an opportunity for advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. Instruction at the Graduate School of Banking takes place during two-week resident sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summer resident sessions. The curriculum focuses on the management of strategic issues faced by banking executives and financial services industry professionals.
The Graduate School of Banking enrolls approximately 550 US and international professionals each year. Over 85 esteemed academicians, economists, government officials, and industry professionals comprise the School’s faculty.
Thomas J. Pamperin, president and CEO, Premier Community Bank, Marion, Wisconsin, was the featured speaker at commencement; Mr. Pamperin, who serves currently as the chairman for the Wisconsin Bankers Association, is a 2001 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking and a past chairman of the GSB Banker Advisory Board.