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Mather, Fuchtman Receive Prestigious Banking Diploma

Posted on Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Mather, Fuchtman Receive Prestigious Banking Diploma

Midwest Bank is pleased to announce that Jamie Mather and Tyler Fuchtman have graduated from Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC). 

Jamie Mather, Chief Operations Officer, and Tyler Fuchtman, Senior Vice President of Midwest Bank, Creighton, recently graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s state-of-the-art graduate school of banking program. Mather and Fuchtman were among 141 graduates of the class of 2021 honored in a ceremony on July 29, 2021, 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.

Jamie’s career at Midwest Bank started 6 years ago as a Controller, where she oversaw daily accounting operations. Now, as Chief Operations Officer, Jamie oversees our IT and Operations departments while coordinating different projects bank wide. Tyler’s career started a little over 10 years ago as a loan officer in Creighton.  As Senior Vice President, Tyler serves the farmers and businesses in the area and is in charge of the day-to-day operations in Creighton.

“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.”

Midwest Bank, with assets of over $900 million, serves 9 communities across Eastern Nebraska:  Pierce, Pilger, Deshler, Plainview, Creighton, York, Norfolk, Lincoln, and Wisner.