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Meet The Faculty

Not all graduate banking schools are alike…

In fact, one unique difference, and distinct advantage, of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is our faculty. The highly-regarded faculty — 90% of whom are current or former bankers — are respected nationwide for their expertise in banking-related issues and bring real-world examples to the classroom. Faculty are subject to change.

Thomas H. Back

Performance Trust Capital Partners, LLC
Chicago, IL
Course Leader – Strategic Plan and Capital Plan Alignment: Best Practices of High Performing Banks

Shawn D. Belling

Senior Consultant
Farwell Project Advisors
Fitchburg, WI
Course Leader – Project Management Essentials

Angie Bennet

Vice President – Sales and Senior Instructor
Dardis Communications
Dyersville, Iowa
Section Leader – Best Practices in Leadership Presentation Skills
Course Leader – Leadership Presentation Skills

Marcie L. Bomberg

Confidentia Group/MARC Advisory
Naperville, IN
Leadership Lessons Learned

Regan Camp

Managing Director, Advisory Services
Austin, TX
Loan Portfolio Management – Year 2

Jay W. Coakley

Coakley Strategic Solutions LLC
Jefferson City, MO
Course Leader – Retail Marketing for Growth and Profitability

Eric C. Cook

Digital Strategist, WSI Digital Marketing
Founder & Chief Mentor,
Houghton Lake, MI
Course Leader – Social Media & Digital Marketing Strategies for Today’s Community Banker

Dan J. Dwyer

Managing Principal
Dwyer Capital Strategies L.L.C.
Rapid City, SD
Course Leader – Understanding and Managing Option Risk

Robert D. Dye

President and CEO
Dye Associates, Inc.
Wheaton, IL
Section Leader – Retail Banking
Program Update & Introduction to Year 2

Kelly J. Gaeth

VP of Portfolio Risk Management and Credit Analytics
First National of Nebraska
Omaha, NE
Loan Portfolio Management – Year 2

Marc Gall

Vice President
Milwaukee, WI
Course Leader – Strategically Managing the Investment Portfolio For Long Term Performance

Nan Gesche

Educator, Speaker, Consultant
Communication Studies
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
Strategic Leadership Issues

Anthony Goins

Chief Business Optimizer
The Business Optimizer & Partners LLC
Strategic Leadership Issues

Richard Hamm

President & Owner
Advantage Consulting & Training
Huntsville, AL
Course Leader – Commercial Real Estate: Appraisals & Cash Flow Analysis

Mike Hendren

Senior Vice President
Pinnacle Financial Partners
Nashville, TN
Loan Portfolio Management – Year 2

Darren Herrmann

Executive Vice President & Corporate Treasurer
UMB Financial Corporation
Kansas City, MO
Section Leader – Financial Management – Year 2

Kyle Hershberger

Cross Financial Group
Lincoln, NE
Course Leader – Moving Customers from Satisfied To Loyal Improves Bottom Line Performance
Bank Marketing

Retail Banking

Tom Hershberger

Cross Financial Group
Lincoln, NE
Course Leader – Moving Customers from Satisfied To Loyal Improves Bottom Line Performance
Bank Marketing

Retail Banking

Bill Hippensteel

EVP, Director of Product Development
Commerce Bank
Rockford, IL
Retail Banking

Todd Hirsch

Managing Examiner
Supervision and Risk Management
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Omaha Branch
Omaha, NE

Deb Houden

Deb Houden & Associates LLC
Madison, WI
Course Leader – Effective Negotiations

Jack Hubbard

Chief Experience Officer
St. Meyer & Hubbard
Elgin, IL
Course Leader – Creating Lifetime Partnerships Through BEC – Blended Environment Conversations
Bank Marketing
Retail Banking

Derrick Jackson

Executive Vice President
First Savings Bank
Clarksville, IN
Loan Portfolio Management – Year 1

Julia A. Johnson

Director, Talent Management Consulting
Wipfli, LLP
Green Bay, WI
Course Leader – Total Compensation

David Kemp

Bankers Management, Inc.
McDonough, GA
Retail Banking

Lance E. Kessler

Lance Kessler & Associates
Mechanicsburg, PA
Section Leader – Bank Marketing
Section Leader – Interactive Ethics Workshop

Paula King

Senior Advisor
Austin, TX
Course Leader – Liquidity & Funds Management

Steve King

Adjunct Faculty
Center for Professional and Executive Development
Wisconsin School of Business
Madison, WI
Leadership Beyond Management
Stragetic Leadership Issues

Chad Knutson

President and Co-Founder,
SBS CyberSecurity, LLC
Madison, SD
Section Leader – IT Strategic Management
Course Leader – Cybersecurity and Vendor Risk Management

David W. Koch

Managing Director – Advisory Services
Fitchburg, WI
Section Leader – Financial Management – Year 1
Financial Management – Year 2

Vicki Kraai

Speaker, Educator, Facilitator, Coach
Lincoln, NE
Section Leader – FiSim

Mark Laplante

Senior Lecturer, Finance Department
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
Section Leader – Economics, Money Markets and Banking

Dwight R. Larsen

CEO and President
United Bankers’ Bank
Bloomington, MN
Section Leader – Enterprise Risk Management: A Workable Process
Section Leader – Financial Management – Year 1

Steven C. LeFever

Profit Mastery
Seattle, WA
Course Leader – Banking the Independent Business: A Business Development and Financial Performance Perspective

Nicholas Luchtefeld

Manager – Financial Services & Support
UMB Bank, NA
St. Louis, MO
Financial Management – Year 2

Darryl Mataya

Senior Advisor
Fitchburg, WI
Financial Management – Year 1

Patrice McGuire

Senior Consultant
McGuire Business Partners
Sussex, WI
Course Leader – Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High
Course Leader – Providing Effective Feedback: Positive and Not So Positive

John McQueen

Director of the Financial Services Group
Vice President
UMB Bank
Kansas City, MO
Financial Management – Year 2

Shawn Meyer

Field Supervisor
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Madison, WI

Tracy Nelson

President,Chief Talent Officer
Aspire Talent Group
Madison, WI
Strategic Leadership Issues

Rob Newberry

Senior Advisor
Des Moines, IA
Loan Portfolio Management – Year 1

JP Nicols

Managing Director
FinTech Forge
Bellevue, WA
Course Leader – Digital Banking Strategies

Todd Patrick

Senior Vice President, Capital Markets
CenterState Bank
Atlanta, GA
Financial Management – Year 1

Jennifer Priestley

Executive Director, Analytics and Data Science Institute
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Course Leader – Understanding the Evolution of Data Science and Its Impact on Banking

Terry A. Saber

Independent Consultant
Saber Advisory Group, LLC
Minneapolis, MN
Section Leader – Leadership Beyond Management
Section Leader – Leadership Lessons Learned
Section Leader – Strategic Leadership Issues
Course Leader – Maximizing Human Resource Leadership at Your Bank
Course Leader – Evolving Best Practice Strategies: Strategic Planning for a New Normal

GSB Curriculum Overview

Michael L. Schlough

Assistant Director of Examinations
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Madison, WI

Alan Sisson

Financial Examiner Supervisor
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions
Madison, WI

Patrick Smith

Vice President
BOK Financial
Overland Park, KS

Philip Smith

Gerrish Smith Tuck, PC
Memphis, TN
Section Leader – Enhancing Shareholder Value With or Without Sale

Shayne Thomas

Seneca County Board of Commissioners
Tiffin, OH

Terri Thomas

EVP-Legal Department Director
Kansas Bankers Association
Topeka, KS
Section Leader – Law and Regulation in Banking
Course Leader – Payment Systems and Fraud Loss Allocation

Dave Ward

Chief Credit Officer
Northwest Financial Corp. and Northwest Bank
Arnolds Park, IA

Michael Wear

39 Acres Corporation
Omaha, NE
Section Leader – Loan Portfolio Management – Years 1 & 2

Peter J Wilder

Godfrey & Kahn
Milwaukee, WI
Law and Regulation in Banking

Lisa Yaffe

Yaffe Consulting, LLC
Mundelein, IL
Leadership Beyond Management
Strategic Leadership Issues