OHIO VALLEY — Home National Bank in Racine recently had two of their staff graduate from the 2015 Ohio Bankers League (OBL) Bank Management School.
The school was established in 1955 and offers bankers from across the state the opportunity to enhance their skills in all areas of bank operations and management.
Alisia Smith, loan officer at HNB, and Kim Hupp, financial officer at HNB were among 31 bankers who completed the intensive program.
Home National Bank is a full-service community bank in Meigs County and has served the area for more than 100 years. It has locations in Racine and Syracuse.
“Both Smith and Hupp are good employees who have been with the bank for several years,” John Hoback, HNB executive vice president, said. “This class adds to their development in the services they can provide to the bank and their customers. We are very proud of their accomplishments.”
Among the components of the School is the Bank Executive Simulation in which students are divided into groups, select key roles and then have an opportunity to practice making executive decisions on how to run a bank using the BankExec software program. Sessions include asset liability, bank investments, strategic planning and risk management.
According to Mike Adelman, president and CEO of the Ohio Bankers League, the school is designed to teach students the daily activities and challenges of a banking institution. It also helps them understand the impact changes in the economy have on the profitability of a bank.
“Students at the OBL Bank Management School get a real sense for what leaders in their banks do on a daily basis, and the challenges they face in today’s economy,” Adelman said.
The Ohio Bankers League is the trade association for the Ohio banking industry and was formed more than 120 years ago. The nonprofit association is comprised of 200 FDIC-insured financial institutions that include commercial banks, savings banks and savings and loan associations. Institution sizes range from $13 million to more than $3 trillion in assets.
The OBL links banks, bankers and industry experts. By pooling the intellectual and capital resources, the OBL serves as a base of knowledge and collective resources.
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