Magic Online Banking

Sandy Smith RBGA Leadership Academy Graduate

Sandy Smith, our Business Development/Lender in Alton, recently graduated from the Leadership Academy of the River Bend Growth Association (RBGA).  The nine month program included presentations from local business and political leaders and exercises in public speaking and communication enhancement.  Lewis & Clark Community College’s Corporate & Community Workforce director Kathy Willis conducted sessions I-Speak® and Emotional Intelligence.

Sandy Smith

Sessions also included information on the area’s transportation network by industry leaders Dave Miller of St. Louis Regional Airport, SJ Morrison of MCT and speakers from the barge industry.  Both public and private school administrators spoke to the group about the changes they’ve made and issues they’re experiencing.  Other subject matter included healthcare, healthcare reform, media, tourism and area industry.

Field trips included visits to the Madison County Administration Building with presentations by county elected officials and department heads, and a tour of the Recorder’s Department.  In April, the Academy went to Springfield to see state legislators in action and were able to meet with lobbyists and legislators.