Community Bank of Florida employees Julie Romero and Jeffrey Codallo recently graduated from the Florida Bankers Association’s Florida School of Banking, held at the University of Florida. This extensive three year program provided them with an opportunity to increase their knowledge about the banking industry and the economy. The full schedule called for a week of daily classes, evening ‘prep’ sessions, and a final examination on the last day of the course.
The first year of the school built a foundation of banking knowledge, with lectures in Money and Banking, Central Bank and Monetary Policy, Accounting, Leadership and Financial Deregulation. The second year provided them with more in depth financial calculations, including Statement Analysis, Loan Policy and specialized lending procedures. The third and final year gave them an opportunity to put their knowledge into action with a bank management computer simulation.
Julie Romero, AVP of COMBANK Mortgage and Retail Banking Officer, was enthusiastic about graduating from the school. Mrs. Romero graduated with honors, in the top 5 of her class. Jeffrey Codallo, Director of Education, also received recognition at the graduation. His bank simulation team won the overall competition, receiving trophies and class bragging rights.