2018 Winners: GSBLSU Bank Management Simulation

Every year, the seniors of GSBLSU take part in the Bank Management Simulation course, a computer-based program that is specifically designed to provide students with a look into management and the decision-making process in specific banking areas, such as investments, funds management, risk management, loans, and asset/liability management.

During this simulation, the class is divided into teams. Each team is responsible for effective management and profitability of an 800-million-dollar bank. The computer model (BMSim) allows students to make future decisions for the bank and quickly receive feedback on the effectiveness of these decisions. Students must consider the economy, bank competition, and regulatory constraints when planning and implementing their decisions. During the two-week program, the teams will experience an equivalent of two years in bank management and operations, and the results are examined quarterly by state and federal regulators.

Once the course is completed, winners are selected based on factors such as organization, consistency, earnings, ability to report to shareholders, and how they positioned the bank for the future.

The following students were the 2018 Bank Simulation winners. Each received a letter of recognition, as did their home bank’s president and CEO, along with a certificate of recognition for their outstanding work on the Bank Management Simulation. Please join us in congratulating the 2018 Bank Sim winners!

A4 Baird, Myke Loan Officer United Cumberland Bank Whitely City KY
A4 Bass, Jimmy Assistant Vice President First Commerce Bank Chapel Hill TN
A4 Chamblee, Tommy A. First Vice President First American National Bank Luka MS
A4 Conner, Patterson Vice President & Team Leader Whitney Bank Covington LA
A4 Furrer, Annie City President Citizens Bank & Trust Guntersville AL
B6 Beasley, Gioldasis, Megan Branch Manager Carolina Bank & Trust Florence SC
B6 Garner, Ronald Consumer Affairs Examiner Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Oxford GA
B6 Keeton, Daniel Mortgage Loan Officer Gibsland Bank and Trust Bossier City LA
B6 Savage, LaRoy AVP/Relationship Manager Trustmark National Bank Ridgeland MS
B6 Young, Jeffrey Area Executive Tennessee Bank & Trust Franklin TN
C4 Brashear, Joel Community Outreach Officer Hyden Citizens Bank Hyden KY
C4 Browning, Trayce Chief Financial Officer Feliciana Bank & Trust Co. Clinton LA
C4 Goad, Brian Assistant Branch Manager American Ag Credit Garden City KS
C4 Jones, Samuel C. Vice President/Portfolio Manager Legends Bank Clarksville TN
C4 Minear, James Senior Vice President First National Bank Forest VA
D5 Braswell, Justin Vice President Bank of Commerce Greenwood MS
D5 Clark, Wendy First Vice President CB&S Bank Florence AL
D5 Culver, Darren Vice President/Senior Lender First National Bank of Oneida Oneida TN
D5 Gondran, Christopher VP/Information Tech Manager Home Bank Lafayette LA
D5 Scherrey, John Commercial Loan Officer Centennial Bank Conway AR
E6 Henry, Shannon Vice President/CFO Bank of Dade Trenton GA
E6 Major, Jay Banking Officer Southern Bank of Tennessee Mt. Juliet TN
E6 Ryan, Stefanie Vice President Ameris Bank Ormond Beach FL
E6 Taylor, Kenny Business Services Officer Truliant Winston-Salem NC
E6 Wright, Charles Assistant Vice President Franklin State Bank Winnsboro LA
F4 Glas, Jason AVP/Commercial Banker Ameris Bank Valdosta GA
F4 Hyman, Jeremy Assistant Vice President The Conway National Bank Conway SC
F4 Morell, Maria Account Executive Banorte Cancun MX
F4 Shearer, Paul G. Head of Real Estate Management Wilson Bank & Trust Lebanon TN
F4 Welch, Mark AVP/Commercial Ag Lender Delta Bank Vidalia LA