Jon Willems, market president for Commerce State Bank, recently
successfully completed the 25month-long Graduate School of Banking
program offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
involved three two-week-long stints of living in dorms on the
UW-Madison campus while attending classes offered during the summer.
In addition to
the on-campus time, Willems completed numerous projects while
keeping up with his responsibilities at the bank.
program is regarded as the top school in the country for this type
of continuing education for bankers, according to a news release
from Commerce State Bank.
graduating class in the Graduate School of Banking was the first to
receive the Certification of Leadership, the news release added.
only banker from Ozaukee County to particpate in the program, said
the best part of the program was the connections he was able to make
with bankers around the world.