First State Bank has announced that David E. Richey was awarded a diploma on Aug. 14 at commencement exercises during the 71st annual session of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Richey is the chief financial officer/VP at First State Bank and is also a certified public accountant.
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 600 U.S. and international professionals each year. More than 85 academicians, economists, government officials, and industry professionals comprise the school’s faculty.
Jim Kisch, president and CEO, Continuity Control, New York City area, was the featured speaker at commencement; Kisch, who serves on the GSB’s faculty, is a 2000 alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking.
Submitted by Elena Zint, First State Bank marketing manager.