The SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation (Foundation) at SMU is the first name in banking education, bank management training and bank director training programs. Established in 1960, and in partnership with Southern Methodist University, the Foundation offers bank management education for Loan Officers, Bank Directors, Regulators, Commercial Lenders, Operations Officers, Marketing Officers, and Management Professionals.
This executive search is being conducted by Lochlin Partners. To be considered candidates should forward a letter of interest and a current resume to swgsb.president@LochlinPartners.com.
SWGSB’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) will have primary responsibility for the leadership, strategy, and operational management of the Foundation to ensure that SWGSB is the most trusted educational source for bank employees, officers, and directors.
The CEO will focus on the quality of the program offerings, but they will also focus on maintaining and growing enrollment and the profitability of the Foundation. The CEO will need to continue to forge new partnerships, build new products and delivery methods and focus on cost control.
SWGSB’s President and CEO manages the day-to-day operations of the organization to ensure SWGSB delivers high impact educational programs including the Assemblies and Workshops for Bank Directors, the Certified Community Bank Director’s Program, the ABA Foundational Commercial Lending School, the ABA Advanced Commercial Lending School, the Bank Operations Institute, and the Foundations annual flagship program the SW Graduate School of Banking. The CEO and the Foundation team have complete responsibility for the execution of these programs including developing and evolving the curriculum; securing the participation of impactful instructors and faculty; marketing programs to prospective students; and evaluating program success. The CEO serves as the Foundation’s liaison with Southern Methodist University (SMU) to ensure that the Foundation’s programs achieve the goals of both entities and that they are logistically sound. In addition, the CEO oversees cases, intersession assignments and other materials for SWGSB and serves as either primary or backup speaker, grader, facilitator, etc. for programs. The CEO also serves as the public face of SWGSB, maintaining industry partnerships and expanding the program’s influence locally and nationally.