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Ashton Spieker Receives Prestigious Banking Diploma

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2022
Ashton Spieker Graduates Top of her Class from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado

Midwest Bank is pleased to announce that Ashton Spieker, Assistant Vice President in Norfolk, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). 

Ashton Spieker, Assistant Vice President of Midwest Bank, Norfolk, recently graduated at the top of her class from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program. Spieker was among 169 graduates of the class of 2022 honored in a ceremony on July 28, 2022, in Boulder, Colo.

Students graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado upon successfully completing three annual two-week sessions of classroom training on the University of Colorado Boulder campus in Boulder, Colo., and six immersive intersession research projects between sessions and throughout the year. Courses covering four career areas are delivered by community-banking experts and include financial management, technology, leadership, and lending.

The program’s capstone course is an in-depth bank management simulation, where students assume the roles of senior management of a commercial bank, involving themselves in the group dynamics and managerial skills of managing a bank in a competitive environment with changing economic conditions.

“The coursework and projects associated with GSBC strive to enhance the skills of community bankers around the country,” said GSBC President Michael Stevens. “The ultimate beneficiary will be the consumers and businesses in the communities where these financial professionals serve.”

Ashton’s career at Midwest Bank began in February 2018 when she joined the team as a Loan Officer.  She was promoted to Assistant Vice President in March 2020. Ashton works to build relationships with existing clients as well as focus on business development in the Norfolk market.

Midwest Bank serves 9 communities across Eastern Nebraska:  Pierce, Pilger, Deshler, Plainview, Creighton, York, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Wisner.