Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Santa Fe banker, Bryan “Chip” Chippeaux was re-elected Chairman of the Western States School of Banking(WSSB) board of directors during the annual board meeting held earlier this month in Las Cruces. Chippeaux is Chairman of Century Bank (with offices in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Las Cruces). George Gotto, President of Colorado East Bank and Trust in Lamar, Colorado, was named Chairman-Elect. Re-elected Secretary was Anne Honstein, President of Community Bank in Santa Fe. Ronald Williams, President of Grants State Bank, was re-elected Treasurer of the organization. The school is a “Featured Business” on Hutton Broadcasting radio stations. Hutton Broadcasting is the parent company of Santa Fe visitor guide SantaFe.com
Elected to a three-year term on the board were Greg Bianchi, Vice President of Mutual of Omaha Bank in Parker, Colorado; Lana Coffman, Senior Vice President and Cashier of International Bank in Raton, New Mexico; Florine Morrison, Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting at the First National Bank of Durango, Colorado; Michael (Mike) Morrison, Vice President of First State Bank of New Castle, Wyoming, and; Travis Tarry, District Manager of US Bank in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Also elected to three-year terms representing bank trade associations on the WSSB board of directors were Barbara Walker, Executive Director of the Independent Bankers of Colorado; John Anderson, Executive Vice President of the New Mexico Bankers Association; and, Jerry Walker, President/CEO of the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico.
Appointed as “Standing Directors” to serve a one-year term representing WSSB Alumni were Angelica (Angie) Torres, Operations Manager for First American Bank in Las Cruces who serves as the 2012 class president, and Bret Moody, Vice President at First American Bank in Las Cruces who represents the class of 2013 as president.
The Western States School of Banking is a 2-year banking program affiliated with the New Mexico State University College of Business. The program is structured around 2, 8-day sessions on the NMSU Campus each summer. During these sessions students study current banking practices and learn all aspects of bank management - from profitability to human resources to technology and legal issues. Throughout the year, students complete correspondence projects that help apply what is learned to their jobs within their institutions.
To be eligible to attend WSSB, applicants must be employed as an officer or in a supervisory capacity at a financial institution or in a state or federal agency which supervises financial institutions; have at least one year of experience in banking or equivalent work (or have completed one year of university courses), or have completed a substantial number of American Institute of Banking courses.
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