The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 4, 2012

FYI for 8/5/2012

Enid News & Eagle

Cartmell completes schooling

Doug Cartmell, credit analyst/assistant vice president for Bank of Kremlin in Kremlin, has completed Graduate School of Banking at Colorado. GSBC is an intensive 25-month banking school providing senior management and leadership education for community banking professionals. The school is held each summer on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Each student has been recognized by their bank CEO, president and/or supervisor as a rising star within the organization.

According to a GSBC press release, completing the school is a significant accomplishment in the banking and financial services industry.

Students receive a diploma upon successfully completing six weeks of classroom training focusing on the areas of general management, lending, leadership and human resource management and financial management. Requirements also include comprehensive examinations, intersession research projects and participation in a bank management simulation course designed to provide the banker/student with experience in managing a bank.

The 62nd annual school session was held July 15-27 at GSBC. Cartmell was among nearly 120 graduates from across the country recognized in a ceremony July 26 at Folsom Field.

Negast attends life insurance seminar

Anthony Negast, of Garber, a Modern Woodmen of America representative, recently completed a five-day educational program at Modern Woodmen’s home office in Rock Island, Ill.

The program focused on helping families with Modern Woodmen life insurance plans, annuities and fraternal member benefits.

Founded in 1883, Modern Woodmen offers financial products and fraternal member benefits to individuals and families throughout the United States.

McIlvain attends tax education program

Hannah McIlvain, from the Enid office of BKD CPAs & Advisors, recently attended the American Institute of CPAs National Tax Education Program in St. Louis, Mo.

The weeklong training course covered a wide variety of topics including individual taxation, passive activities, alternative minimum tax, cancellation of debt, hobby loss rules, use of a home office, property transactions and depreciation.

BKD is one of the largest CPA and advisory firms in the U.S. with more than 2,000 professionals in 29 offices in the central region of the country. BKD provides solutions to clients in all 50 states and internationally, offering a variety of services in accounting, audit and assurance, tax, risk management, technology, corporate finance, forensic and valuation services and wealth management.