Bill Anderson, Crookston Market President, American Federal Bank, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a three-summer banking school which provides management and leadership training for community-banking professionals.

    Bill Anderson, Crookston Market President, American Federal Bank, has graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC), a three-summer banking school which provides management and leadership training for community-banking professionals.  

    Anderson was among 176 graduates of the 67th Annual School Session, hosted July 16-28 on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder.

    A degree in banking is widely recognized by the banking industry at large, and is a mark of advance education.

    Graduates receive a diploma after successfully completing six weeks of graduate-level classroom training staged over three two-week summer sessions on campus.

    Classroom coursework focuses on general management and technology, lending, leadership, and financial management in banks; intersession research projects and participation in a bank-management simulation course designed to provide students with experience managing a bank. Requirements for graduation include passing grades in all coursework, intersession research projects and comprehensive examinations.

    Anderson has 28 years of experience in agriculture and banking.  He joined American Federal in 2003 as an Ag and Business Banker at the Bank’s Hallock Sales Office.  In 2011, he transferred to the Crookston Sales Office and was named Market President in 2012.  

    Anderson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, Crookston, where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agricultural Industries Sales and Management.  

    He is active on several community boards, including the Polk County Developmental Achievement Center, Otter Tail Community Board and the University of Minnesota Crookston Ag Education Advisory Board.

    Anderson and his spouse, Holly, who is a Marketing Specialist at Riverview Health in Crookston, were named the 2012 Polk County Emerging Leaders.  The Andersons have two sons, Jack and Thomas.  
    
    American Federal is a financially-strong, employee-owned community bank with full-service banking locations in Crookston, Warren, Fosston, Hallock, East Grand Forks, Moorhead, Ada and Fergus Falls in Minnesota, and Grand Forks, Northwood, Fargo and Wahpeton in North Dakota.