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Joel Oschwald Graduates from Future Leaders Alliance

Joel Oschwald, Vice President, Commercial Banking for Town and Country Bank in Springfield, has graduated from the Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) 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 1. The thirteen-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. Oschwald taught a 4th grade class at Butler Elementary School about how businesses operate, utilizing Junior Achievement’s curriculum. The education sessions covered core topics such as Leadership and Influence, Communication, Team Building, Coaching, Financial Marketing and Branding, Legislative Process, Accounting for Bankers, Asset Liability Management, Regulatory Hot Topics, and more.

The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks of all sizes and collectively represents the vast majority of banking assets and banking employees in Illinois.