June 21, 2022
SACO, Maine – Brian Ballute, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer of Saco & Biddeford Savings, graduated April 26 from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado’s (GSBC) Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI) as a member of its seventh cohort.
GSBC’s EDI program equips its participants for success with extensive leadership development and bank management training. Participants are up-and-coming C-level executives whose work efforts influence the future direction of their banks. To aid in their development, each participant is assigned a mentor and an executive coach. EDI curriculum topics cover customer relationships, cybersecurity, organizational change, the economy, talent management, profit improvement and more.
Ballute was one of ten community bankers who graduated from the program during a ceremony in Broomfield, Colorado.
“EDI is helping community banks develop their future executives in support of the bank’s succession plan,” said GSBC President Michael Stevens. “It is reassuring to see Brian’s passion for the industry, his community and his customers. GSBC is proud to have been a part of his development.”
During the April 2022 EDI session, GSBC also hosted the 15 members of EDI Cohort 8 and welcomed the ten new participants of Cohort 9. Across cohorts, 35 participants represented their unique organizations based in 21 states across the nation.
GSBC is now enrolling Cohort 10 to begin EDI in October 2022. For more information, visit www.GSBColorado.org.