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Vanessa Bryant completes Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

bryantVanessa Bryant, Assistant Vice President, BSA/AML Officer for United Cumberland Bank, was awarded a diploma on August 14, 2015, at commencement exercises during the 71st annual session of the prestigious Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Graduate School has given me an unparalleled education from the best in the financial services industry, as well as the chance to exchange information and ideas with my peers,” said Bryant.

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 resident 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 US and international professionals each year. More than 85 esteemed academicians, economists, government officials, and industry professionals comprise the School’s faculty.

Ms. Vanessa Bryant has been in banking and with United Cumberland Bank for 11 years. A resident of Stearns and mother of two, she oversees the BSA Department and is responsible for developing and administering all aspects of the Bank Secrecy Act Compliance Program. She also conducts training and supervision within the department. Ms. Bryant is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in History.

“We are proud of Vanessa and we congratulate her on her graduation,” said Gordon Kidd, CEO of UCB.  “She has put forth three years of hard work and sacrifices, and we are proud of her accomplishment.”

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