The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC) concluded its 71st Annual School Session, awarding 169 community bankers and regulators from across the nation with its prestigious diploma in banking.
Plumas Bank’s Vice President SBA credit manager Ryan Riggan was recognized with honors for performing in the top 10 percent of this year’s graduating class.
Hosted at the University of Colorado Boulder, GSBC graduates complete a rigorous curriculum over 25-months focusing on financial management and strategy, innovation and engagement, leadership and culture, and lending. Additionally, students complete intersession projects and end their curriculum at GSBC with an extensive bank management simulation course.
“The Graduate School of Banking at Colorado is a top-notch program for community bank leaders,” Riggan said. “The experience and knowledge I gained were only outdone by the talented bankers, faculty and industry professionals I met throughout the entire experience.”
Riggan joined Plumas Bank in 2016 and was promoted to vice president, credit manager of the small business lending group in 2021. He is responsible for management of the SBA loan underwriting and servicing team, as well as oversees the department’s loan presentations. His contributions have helped the bank achieve consistent recognition as a top-10 lender in the Sacramento SBA District for number of loans originated.
Riggan has 20 years of progressive leadership experience in the banking industry having worked for national, regional and community banks. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno in Business Management and makes his home in Reno.
For seven decades, GSBC has educated more than 8,000 bankers, regulatory professionals, and other members of the financial services industry. As an expert resource for ideas and strategies, the school prepares students to tackle the challenges of today’s fast-paced banking environment. While upholding a long-standing educational reputation, GSBC continues to adapt to the changing times and provides the premier educational experience for community bankers, helping them realize their potential.