Tim Beno of First Business Bank Earns Certified Treasury Professional Designation
GREEN BAY, WI - March 27, 2009 - First Business Bank - Northeast, part of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ), announced today that Tim Beno has been granted the highly-regarded designation of Certified Treasury Professional® (CTP) by the Association for Financial Professionals® (AFP).
Tim is the Market President of First Business Bank for the Green Bay market. He brings over 16 years of commercial banking experience to First Business. Tim was previously Vice President and Commercial Banking Manager for Bank Mutual (formerly First Northern Savings Bank) in Green Bay, where he managed seven employees and was responsible for commercial banking in 22 locations. Prior to that, Tim was at Associated Bank and Firstar Bank in Green Bay. Tim is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, and lives in Ledgeview with his wife and son. He is an elected official serving as Supervisor for the Town of Ledgeview since 2003. He is also a past Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin.
By successfully meeting rigorous examination requirements, Tim has joined a community of over 18,000 finance professionals worldwide who have earned this distinguished certification. In doing so, Mr. Beno brings the highest level of expertise and distinction to First Business Bank.
Recognizing the unique skills and special knowledge required of treasury and finance professionals, AFP implemented the certification program in 1986. The comprehensive body of knowledge and the certification exam are periodically reviewed, updated, and expanded by an AFP appointed committee of corporate and banking experts to reflect the on-going changes within the finance profession. In addition to meeting the program’s education and experience requirements, those awarded the CTP designation agree to complete a minimum of 36 hours of continuing professional education in treasury, cash management, and accounting every three years.
About the Association for Financial Professionals®
The Association for Financial Professionals serves more than 16,000 individual members throughout all stages of their careers in treasury and financial management. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, AFP provides professional certification, continuing education, research, development of industry standards, financial tools and publications, training and career development, and representation to legislators and regulators. The global reach of AFP includes AFP of Canada, a Toronto-based membership organization; and gtnews, a London-based, on-line resource for the treasury and finance community.
About First Business Financial Services, Inc.
First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:FBIZ) is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com or call (608) 238-8008.
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