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CBA Executive Banking School Announces 2019 Graduating Class


CBA Executive Banking School Announces 2019

Graduating Class

Seven Honors Grads Named; Angela Conti with TD Bank Honored with Tem Wooldridge Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, Integrity and Leadership


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today graduated 83 bankers from its Executive Banking School and recognized TD Bank’s Angela Conti with the school’s top honor, the Tem Wooldridge Award. The class of 2019 coincides with CBA’s 100th anniversary and brings EBS’s total graduates to more than 5,600 bank leaders.


CBA Executive Banking School, now marking its 68th session, offers the banking industry's top talent the knowledge and skills they need to develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Designed and delivered by leading industry practitioners, the program immerses students in real world scenarios experienced daily at banks.


“Congratulations to the CBA Executive Banking School Class of 2019, honors graduates and Tem Wooldridge Award recipient Angela Conti with TD Bank,” said CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt. “Today’s graduates have completed our rigorous, one-of-a-kind three-year program, preparing them to successfully serve as the future leaders in retail banking.


“The CBA Executive Banking School believes in the value of a comprehensive curriculum tailored and taught by top industry practitioners. After three, ten-day sessions filled with exercises revealing the core principles of successful bank leadership, I am confident today’s graduates are armed with the vital skills and perspectives to navigate the complexities of our ever-evolving industry. Retail banking is in great hands!”


Conti was selected by the CBA Executive Banking School faculty, with input from senior class peers, to receive the Tem Wooldridge Award. This prestigious honor recognizes the top student who demonstrates outstanding academic performance, high integrity and a strong work ethic. In addition to academic merit, Tem Wooldridge Award winners possess the necessary character and leadership skills to bring out the best in their teammates. Presented annually, the award was established to honor a now-retired faculty member.


The following students graduated from CBA Executive Banking School with honors:


  • Angela Conti, TD Bank
  • Jenny Jacobs, Huntington Bank
  • Mark Moran, SunTrust
  • Prashant Nateri, Huntington Bank
  • Robin Patrick, PNC Bank
  • Scott Phillips, Citi
  • Andrea Whitehouse, M&T Bank


Students participate in one-of-a-kind simulation exercises that challenge them to run the entire consumer business of a bank. They learn how to analyze and use financial data to influence a bank’s future performance and they dive into an executive level virtual experience that requires them to manage a bank from the top down. Students are anchored on a path to leadership and graduate with a deep understanding and appreciation of how various segments of banking are interrelated.


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About the Consumer Bankers Association


The Consumer Bankers Association represents America’s retail banks above $10 billion in assets. We advance legislation and promote policies geared toward creating a stronger industry and economy. Established in 1919, CBA’s corporate member institutions account for 1.6 million jobs in America, extend roughly $3 trillion in consumer loans, and provide $270 billion in small business loans. Follow us on Twitter @consumerbankers.




About the Consumer Bankers Association:

The Consumer Bankers Association represents America’s leading retail banks. We promote policies to create a stronger industry and economy. Established in 1919, CBA’s corporate member institutions account for 1.7 million jobs in America, extend roughly $4 trillion in consumer loans and provide $275 billion in small business loans annually. Follow us on Twitter @consumerbankers.


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