Svela graduates Future Leaders Alliance

ROCHELLE — Brandon Svela, Assistant Vice President of Commercial/Ag Lending at Rochelle’s Central Bank Illinois branch, has graduated from the Future Leaders Alliance offered through the Illinois Bankers Association.
The graduation commencement was held during the IBA’s annual ONE Conference at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria on March 6. The 13-month FLA program is dedicated to enhancing the professional development of promising bank leaders through three primary components: education, community service and networking.
Participants were involved in comprehensive training, which involved attending educational sessions and performing local community service. The education sessions covered core topics such as Leadership and Influence, Team Building, Coaching, Service Leadership, Collaboration Skills, Financial Marketing and Branding, Legislative Process, Presentation Skills, Accounting for Bankers, Asset Liability Management, Regulatory Hot Topics, Cyber Security, executing an online banking simulation and more.
“Brandon is a bright, young leader in our bank. This is a great leadership program through the Illinois Bankers Association that will provide him with additional skills further enhancing his service to his customers and the community. Brandon is truly an asset to Central Bank Illinois!” Jeff Glen, Market President for the Ashton/Oregon/Rochelle branches of Central Bank stated.
Svela is a life-long resident of the area, graduating from Rochelle Township High School and Illinois State University. He currently serves as a board member on Rochelle Area Chamber of Commerce and Rochelle Young Professionals and is actively involved in many other community events.
“The FLA program through Illinois Bankers’ Association is an excellent program that helps bankers improve leadership qualities as well as other necessary skills to further their careers,” Svela said. “I look forward to using the information I acquired to help better serve our customers and the bank for years to come.”
The Illinois Bankers Associate is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve.
Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the Illinois banking industry employs more than 105,000 people in over 4,300 offices across the state.
Central Bank Illinois is headquartered in Geneseo, Illinois 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 has grown to approximately $900 million in bank assets, along with $245 million in trust relationships since first opening in 1907. Central Bank is a full service commercial bank providing a complete line of banking and trust services to individuals and businesses.
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