Banker-Driven at Every Level

We have active bankers involved at every level of the Schools of Banking programs.  Our committees are comprised of Kansas and Nebraska bankers who have graduated from Schools of Banking programs and wish to give back to the industry.  

Committee members attend Schools, give feedback to faculty and staff, evaluate curriculum, and participate in all decisions regarding class content.  All have a passion for helping bankers advance their careers through the professional development opportunities provided at the Schools.   

We have four banker committees that help manage and plan our Schools programs.  They are:

  • Advisory Trust Committee 
  • Basic & General Banking Advisory Committee
  • Compliance & Operations Advisory Committee
  • Lending Advisory Committee

Want to know more about getting involved on a Schools of Banking committee?  

Contact Tami Lutzi, Executive Director at


Why Schools of Banking?

Set Your Foundation

Steven Suellentrop

The banking industry is ever-changing and continuing education is key.   We have come to rely on the Schools of Banking and the School of Banking Fundamentals in particular to provide our emerging leaders an adequate banking foundation. Having been through four schools and now having the opportunity to serve as a committee member allows me to be reminded of the essentials of our industry.  

Additionally, the interaction with students in attendance and forming relationships with other committee members and staff has been rewarding. The Schools of Banking is our go-to resource when it comes to extended employee education.

Steven Suellentrop  

AVP Commercial Lender/Special Projects 

Legacy Bank

Wichita, Kansas

Basic& General Banking Advisory Committee Member

Progressive Programming

Beth Easter

When I began at the bank, management highly recommended several sessions through the Schools of Banking. I learned very useful and relevant information in those schools and was honored to be asked to serve on the Lending Advisory Committee. Involvement in this capacity is a way for me to continue learning as well as giving back to the organization that helped develop my skills. 

The dedicated educators and staff focus on progressive programming and seek input from students and committees. I appreciate the opportunities I have and relationships I have developed through the Schools of Banking.  

Beth Easter 

Business Development Representative


Lawrence, Kansas

Lending Advisory Committee Member

Tools for Your Success

Ryan Jones

As a graduate of three schools, the Schools of Banking have played a large role in my banking career.  The dedication of everyone involved ensures each school provides an exceptional learning and networking experience, giving students the tools they need to be successful.

Ryan Jones

Vice President

First National Bank of Johnson

Auburn, Nebraska

Compliance & Operations Advisory Committee Member