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Kent Gethmann, recent graduate from the Graduate School of Banking

Spencer, IA – August 2022 – Kent Gethmann, VP-Commercial Loan Officer, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the Colorado (GSBC).  Gethmann was among 169 graduates of the class of 2022 honored during a ceremony on July 28, 2022, in Boulder, CO.

Students graduate from GSBC upon successfully completing three annual two-week sessions of classroom training and six immersive intersession research projects between sessions throughout the year. Courses covering four career areas are delivered by community-banking experts and include Financial Management & Strategy, Innovation & Engagement, Leadership & Culture and Lending.

The program’s capstone course is an in-depth bank management simulation, where students assume the roles of senior management of a commercial bank, involving themselves in the group dynamics and managerial skills of operating a bank in a competitive environment with changing economic conditions.

“The coursework and projects associated with GSBC strive to enhance the skills of community bankers around the country,” said GSBC President Michael Stevens. “The ultimate beneficiary will be the consumers and businesses in the communities where these financial professionals serve.”

Gethmann commented, “My experience at GSBC has provided me with valuable skills and connections that will benefit our customers and the bank. The classes, intersection projects, and bank simulation program have all contributed to expanding my knowledge of the banking industry, and I’m very grateful to have had this experience.”

Kent Gethmann joined the Farmers Trust & Savings Bank lending team as a Commercial Loan Officer in June 2017, bringing twelve years of banking and finance experience.  Prior to joining Farmers Trust & Savings Bank, Gethmann served as Vice President of the CTL and Structured Debt Products group at Mesirow Financial in Chicago, IL where he held Series 7 and 63 licenses. 


Farmers Bank is a community-based bank, established in 1916 in Spencer, IA with total assets of $502 million. Today, Farmers Bank continues to offer the best high-touch customer services with superior banking products. Farmers Bank has built a solid reputation as a local community bank based on trust and great service. “People First – Service Always”. Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender.


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