Two First National Bank employees were awarded scholarships to attend their respective Graduate Schools of Banking, (GSB).
Crystal Homer, SVP of Human Resources, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison GSB. As one of 40 attendees from across the country, Homer was the only recipient of the Human Resource Management School Scholarship. The one-week school provided human resource professionals in the financial services industry information on topics ranging from recruitment, employee selection, performance management and career development. The one-week school blended the important issues in human resource management with understanding of the business of banking.
William J. Groves, II SVP Chief Credit Officer, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison GSB, and was one of two attendees selected to receive the Outstanding Leader Scholarship based on leadership experience and potential as well as banking industry involvement. With over 230 attending the school, Groves participated in the first of a three year program with curriculum that allows mid-to-senior level managers to push beyond theory and challenge assumptions, develop critical thinking skills, and gain necessary leadership acumen. The school reflects the contemporary trends impacting the financial services industry including finance, management and marketing.
According to First National Bank President and CEO, Matthew L. Burns, “We are pleased that Crystal and Will were able to attend their respective Graduate Schools and are honored that both were also scholarship recipients. Their involvement in this level of education will benefit First National Bank by allowing them to integrate current industry knowledge with their enhanced leadership skills.”
First National Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender with West Virginia offices in Ronceverte, Lewisburg and White Sulphur Springs, and Virginia offices in Covington and Hot Springs. Information about First National Bank can be obtained by calling 888-647-4500 or by visiting the website at