CBA Executive Banking School Announces 2018 Graduating Class

CBA Executive Banking School Announces 2018 Graduating Class

Chris Manderfield with KeyBank Honored with Tem Wooldridge Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, Integrity and Leadership


Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today graduated 89 bankers from its Executive Banking School and recognized KeyBank’s Chris Manderfield with the school’s top honor, the Tem Wooldridge Award.


“Congratulations to CBA Executive Banking School’s Class of 2018, our honors graduates and KeyBank’s Chris Manderfield, our Tem Wooldridge Award recipient,” said CBA President and CEO Richard Hunt. “The dedication each of these bankers has shown to their EBS courses is a testament to their work ethic and the importance the leadership at their banks puts on continuing education.


“CBA Executive Banking School is devoted to the idea that a successful banker is one who understands how to operate a bank from the ground up. After three years of rigorous study, including one-of-a-kind simulation exercises, I am confident our graduates are well equipped to successfully lead the industry into the future. The retail banking industry is in excellent hands with these remarkable individuals leading the way.”


Manderfield was selected by the CBA Executive Banking School faculty, with input from his 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:


  •   Michael Brouillet, Credit Human Federal Credit Union
  •   Joe Callahan, KeyBank
  •   Meghan Connolly, Citigroup
  •   Susan Dean, SunTrust Bank
  •   Carl Gable, Wells Fargo Bank
  •   Steve Hiddleston, Huntington Bank
  •   Erica Howard, TIAA Bank
  •   Chris Manderfield, KeyBank
  •   Casey Yarnall, Chase


CBA Executive Banking School, now marking its 67th 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.


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.