Organized by the Tennessee Bankers Association, the Southeastern School of Banking is considered one of the best intermediate-banking schools in the nation. It consists of an intensive two-week course dedicated to developing the analytical skills and management techniques of bankers, from high-ranking executives to junior and middle managers.
“At Citizens Bank, we are committed to making sure our management team receives the best training possible in order to provide high levels of service to our customers,” Scott Greer, executive vice president at Citizens Bank, said in a press release.
“I am proud of David and the commitment he is making to his career and to our bank.”
Mowell and his colleagues received 70 hours of classroom instruction in two sessions that span two years. In addition to traditional banking classes, students participate in The Stanford Bank Management Game, a computer bank-simulation model that reflects current banking trends, including capital adequacy, cost of funds, valuation of equity, fee income and increased lending risk. The bank-simulation program provides students a real-world bank management experience.
“The banking industry continues to change at a rapid rate, both from technology and ever-changing regulations that banks must navigate,” Colin Barrett, president of the Tennessee Bankers Association, said.
“Our Southeastern School of Banking provides the kind of high-level training that our graduates can take back to their banks, helping not only themselves but also others who they manage or work with.”