Central Bank's Hessenberger graduates from banking school


PERU – Rick R. Clary, Community Bank President, announces the graduation of Linda Hessenberger from the Graduate School of Banking for Central Bank Illinois.

Hessenberger of Mendota was awarded a diploma on Aug. 13 at commencement exercises during the 76th annual session of the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hessenberger also received a Certificate of Executive Leadership from the Wisconsin School of Business Center for Professional and Executive Development for completing the rigorous GSB leadership curriculum.

The school, sponsored by state bankers’ associations from across the central United States, as well as the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was established in 1945 to provide bankers with an opportunity for advanced study and research in banking, economics and leadership. Instruction at the Graduate School of Banking takes place during two-week sessions for three consecutive summers, along with comprehensive study between summer resident sessions. The curriculum focuses on the management of strategic issues faced by banking executives and financial services industry professionals. The Graduate School of Banking enrolls approximately 600 U.S. and international professionals each year. More than 85 esteemed academicians, economists, government officials and industry professionals comprise the school’s faculty.

Clary stated, “Linda is a key part of our management team in our Peru market. This education will enhance her and the bank’s ability to serve our customers.”

Central Bank Illinois is headquartered in Geneseo with full-service branch locations in the Illinois communities of Andover, Ashton, Fulton, Geneseo, Oregon, Peru, Princeton and Rochelle with a limited-purpose loan office in Prophetstown. Central Bank is a full service commercial bank providing a complete line of banking and trust services to individuals and businesses. Member FDIC/Equal Housing Lender/Equal Opportunity Employer.