CBA Executive Banking School Graduates Class of 2016

August 2, 2016

Citi’s Frederick Honored with Tem Wooldridge Award for

Outstanding Academic Performance, Integrity and Work Ethic

CBA’s President and CEO Richard Hunt (Left) and Chairman of Faculty Advisory Committee for Executive Banking School Paul Leventhal (Right) Honor Citi’s Cynthia Frederick (Middle) with the Tem Wooldridge Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, Integrity and Work Ethic.

Washington, D.C. (August 2, 2016) – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today graduated 87 members of its Executive Banking School Class of  2016 and recognized Cynthia Frederick, of Citi, with its top honor the Tem Wooldridge Award.

“Congratulations to the Class of 2016, our honors graduates, and this year’s Tem Wooldridge Award recipient — Cynthia Frederick of Citi.  Our graduates have completed three years of rigorous coursework designed to prepare them to successfully lead the industry into the future.  CBA is proud to have such outstanding individuals representing our school, industry and the future of retail banking,” said CBA’s President and CEO Richard Hunt.

Frederick was selected by the CBA Executive Banking School faculty, with input from her 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 for demonstrating excellent academic achievement in their coursework:

CBA Executive Banking School 2016 Honors Graduates:

Cynthia Frederick, Citi – 2016 Tem Wooldridge Award recipient

Ryan Alwood, PNC Bank

Burton Andrews, Chase

Michael Bassani, Huntington Bank

Renuka Colombage, Citi

Jeremy Greenstein, Suntrust Bank

Ryan Hale, U.S. Bank

Alissa Hess, USAA Federal Savings Bank

Juliane Krause, M&T Bank

CBA Executive Banking School, now marking its 65th year, 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. 

Enhancements made this year to the MarketSim banking simulation will further put the focus where it belongs on the customer, and includes enhanced marketing decisions and focus on delivery channels.  Students are anchored on a path to leadership and graduate with a deep understanding and appreciation of how various segments of banking are interrelated.

About CBA
The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) is the trade association for today's leaders in retail banking - banking services geared toward consumers and small businesses.  The nation's largest financial institutions, as well as many regional banks, are CBA corporate members, collectively holding two-thirds of the industry's total assets.  CBA’s mission is to preserve and promote the retail banking industry as it strives to fulfill the financial needs of the American consumer and small business.