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Banker Advisory Board

Since its inception, GSB has actively involved banking professionals in program design, and promotion. The GSB Banker Advisory Board continues that tradition. The primary responsibilities of board members are to provide GSB with useful "consumer" insights and suggestions for program enhancements, assist GSB in its marketing efforts for all banker education programs, and help foster and coordinate GSB alumni activities. We encourage you to contact these banking leaders for more information about GSB programming.

Ernie Strube
President and CEO
The Goose River Bank
Mayville, North Dakota

Vice Chair
Jason Schwartz
Executive Vice President
Hawthorn Bank
Jefferson City, Missouri

Sue Black
Director of Human Resources, EVP
The Bank of Elk River
Elk River, Minnesota

Mike Bresnahan
President and CEO
First National Bank Minnesota
Saint Peter, Minnesota

Shannon Capps
Executive Vice President
Union State Bank
Arkansas City, Kansas

Jerry Catlett
President and COO
Bruning State Bank
Bruning, Nebraska

Harvey Hartenstine
Chief Banking Executive
Broadway Bank
San Antonio, Texas

Will Haugen
Vice President Branch Manager
First Dakota Bank
Chamberlain, South Dakota

Tim Holt
Senior Vice President
Union State Bank
Edmond, Oklahoma

Betsy Johnson
President and CEO
Solutions Bank
Forreston, Illinois

Mark Klein
President and CEO
The State and Trust Bank Company
Defiance, Ohio

Joe Peikert
President and CEO
Wolf River Community Bank
Hortonville, Wisconsin

Kevin Pernick
President and CEO
Bank Plus
Estherville, Iowa

Michael Radcliff
Chairman and CEO
Community Financial Services Bank
Benton, Kentucky

Mike Stodolak
Market President
Indepedent Bank
Bay City, Michigan

Don Swartzbaugh
Senior Vice President
Farmers & Merchants State Bank
Bushnell, Illinois

Tom Wright
President - Cherry Creek
Denver, Colorado


Lance E. Kessler, CAC Rep
Lance Kessler & Associates
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Michael A. Wear, CAC Alternate Rep
Senior Credit Analyst
First National Bank of Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska


Amber R. Van Til
President and CEO
Indiana Bankers Association
Indianapolis, Indiana

Doug Wareham
President and CEO
Kansas Bankers Association
Topeka, Kansas