Community Financial Services (CFSB) team member Mallory Winstead was awarded a diploma at commencement exercises during the 78th session of the prestigious Graduate School of Banking (GSB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Winstead also received a Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development for completing the rigorous GSB leadership curriculum. Winstead graduated the program with honors, meaning she was in the top percentile of the class.
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 US and international professionals each year. More than 85 esteemed academicians, economists, government officials, and industry professionals comprise the school's faculty.