School of Banking participants announced

Jun 13, 2013


Four bankers with HomeTrust Bank will attend the North Carolina Bankers’ Association School of Banking as part of the program’s Class of 2016.

This year’s freshman class consists of: Kerry Carreno, branch sales and service manager in Waynesville; Beth Wyche, compliance specialist; Ciro Piccirillo, eBanking support supervisor; and Grey Taylor, commercial appraisal analyst.

Bankers attend a week-long session at Chapel Hill in August, as well as complete various research projects throughout their four years of NCBA School of Banking participation.

“In my role at HomeTrust, I have the opportunity to work with multiple departments within the Bank; collaborating to provide a better experience for our customers,” commented Piccirillo. “I look forward to applying the School of Banking’s high-quality instruction to help the HomeTrust Banking Partnership and the communities we serve.”

The North Carolina School of Banking is the oldest state association banking school in the nation. It is dedicated to expanding the skills and abilities of middle managers and prospective managers. Bankers who enroll in the School spend a week each August receiving training in a college setting.

The faculty of the North Carolina School of Banking consists of experienced bankers, professors, regulatory officials, attorneys and others who have expert knowledge of the subject areas. Approximately thirty faculty teach at the School, and some have been associated with the program for many years. Faculty and courses are critically evaluated to ensure that banker-students receive the best possible professional education.

HomeTrust Bank is the 10th largest bank headquartered in North Carolina. HomeTrust Bancshares had consolidated assets of $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2012.