Mara Frerichs Earns Certificate From the Iowa School of Banking

Mara Frerichs of Farmers Trust & Savings Bank in Buffalo Center successfully completed the 2017 Iowa School of Banking held June 4-9, 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Coralville.

The one-week, two-year school, offered by the Iowa Bankers Association, provides a challenging, educational experience in addition to peer networking.  The interactive curriculum addresses the functions of banking departments, financial management and the business of banking.  Practical experience is gained through the use of a computer simulation, lectures, case studies and discussion. The school faculty includes active bankers, consultants and academicians, all recognized experts in their fields.

Frerichs joined Farmers Trust and Savings Bank in November 2012. She manages the human resources function for the bank, and assists with accounting for the bank and its employee stock ownership plan. She is a native of Thompson and graduated from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management and accounting. Frerichs resides north of Buffalo Center with her husband, Kyle, and son, Luke.

About the Iowa Bankers Association

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