Northwest Bank's Simpson Completes Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers®
on Thursday, May 6, 2021
The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) is pleased to announce that Travis Simpson, Regional Bank President of Northwest Bank, in West Des Moines, Iowa, has graduated from the Executive Development Institute for Community Bankers® (EDI), a rigorous leadership development program for up-and-coming executive officers of community banks.
Simpson was one of 12 community bankers who graduated from the 19-month program which was concluded on April 21, 2021. This program, which combines hands-on leadership development training with sophisticated bank management strategies is designed to position community bank executives for long-term success.
“EDI is filling a crucial void in banking education by offering an avenue for banks to succession plan with peace of mind that the futures of their organizations are in good hands,” said GSBC President Tim Koch. “It is reassuring to see Travis’ passion for the industry, his community and his customers. GSBC is proud to have been a part of his development.”
Simpson has been with Northwest Bank for 14 years and has been a leader in retail banking, mortgage lending and private banking. Simpson is Regional Bank President in central Iowa where he provides strong leadership throughout the organization.
Northwest Bank is a $2.0 billion community bank that offers a full line of business, agricultural, mortgage, consumer deposit and lending services as well as wealth management and insurance services. Northwest Bank has offices located in Algona, Ames, Arnolds Park, Ankeny, Estherville, Fort Dodge, Humboldt, Le Mars, Milford, Sioux Center, Sioux City, Spencer, Spirit Lake, West Des Moines, Iowa and Omaha and La Vista, Nebraska