CBA Executive Banking School Graduates Class of 2017

August 1, 2017

Thomas Dent Honored with Tem Wooldridge Award for Outstanding Academic Performance, Integrity and Work Ethic

Washington, D.C. – The Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) today graduated 98 members of its Executive Banking School Class of 2017 and recognized Thomas Dent of PNC Bank with its top honor, the Tem Wooldridge Award.

“I am proud to congratulate the Class of 2017, our honors graduates, and this year’s Tem Wooldridge Award recipient Thomas Dent on their graduation from CBA Executive Banking School. Our 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,” said CBA’s President and CEO Richard Hunt.

Thomas Dent 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. You may view past award recipients here.

The following students graduated from CBA Executive Banking School with honors for demonstrating excellent academic achievement in their coursework:

CBA Executive Banking School 2017 Honors Graduates:

Thomas Dent, PNC Bank – 2017 Tem Wooldridge Award recipient

Matthew Biewer, Wells Fargo Bank

Kenneth Clein, Wells Fargo Bank

Richard Haffey, PNC Bank

Christopher Hahn, KeyBank

Jamie Johnson, M&T Bank

Jennifer Masterson, PNC Bank

Brenda Palmer

Thomas Shaffer, Commerce Bank

Michael Warshafsky, PNC Bank

Dana Wilson, PNC Bank

CBA Executive Banking School, now marking its 66th 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.


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.