SussexBank executive completes graduate work

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:58

Franklin - Elizabeth Martin, senior vice president and chief technology officer for SussexBank, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Washington, D.C. Donald L. Kovach, the bank’s chairman and CEO, said that Martin’s graduation from Stonier is a significant accomplishment in her professional career. “Stonier is clearly the most respected, most prestigious educational institution in our industry,” Kovach said. “It’s a rigorous curriculum that prepares graduates to make contributions at the highest level in their respective banking institutions.” “The school gave me the opportunity to learn from the best in the financial services industry as well as the chance to exchange information and ideas with my peers across the country,” Martin said. Stonier is ABA’s national graduate school of banking, a three-year program for bank executives. Students come from the United States and international banks of all sizes, as well as from state and federal regulatory agencies and other financial services organizations. This was the school’s 71st year and was held June 11-18 at Georgetown University. “Elizabeth Martin is a key member of SussexBank’s management team and her training at Stonier will help us better identify the challenges and opportunities of serving our community,” said SussexBank President Terry H. Thompson. Since the school’s inception, more than 15,000 students have followed a curriculum of more than 40 courses and benefited from networking opportunities. Between sessions, students complete additional extension and online coursework. The program culminates with the Capstone Strategic Project, where students develop comprehensive business projects for their financial institutions. Martin has served SussexBank since 1983. She directs all technology for the bank and oversees deposit operations and data processing. She also serves on the Bank Technology Committee of the New Jersey Bankers Association. She holds a B.S. in Business-Computer Information Systems from Bloomfield College and is a graduate of the Bank Administration Institute School, held at the University of Wisconsin, and the The Chubb Institute of Parsippany.