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Lessin Earns Certificate from Commercial Lending School

Lessin Earns Certificate from Commercial Lending School

Jennifer Lessin, Credit Analyst at First Security Bank, has successfully completed the 2019 Iowa Bankers Association’s Commercial Lending School, held October 14-18 in Ankeny.

The school is an intense one-week program sponsored by the Iowa Bankers Association. The purpose of the IBA Commercial Lending School is to broaden the commercial lending knowledge of the bankers. This is accomplished by developing a better understanding of the economy and how it affects lending decisions. This includes analysis of how a business is structured and competes locally. Students also learn about the role of and how to evaluate a company’s management. This skill helps to develop a thorough understanding when applying basic and advanced analytical techniques. Nationally recognized instructors and community bankers from around the state of Iowa teach the course. Students complete over 50 hours of classroom and case study work before taking a final exam to pass the class. 

Lessin has worked for First Security since 2011 at the Charles City location. She started as a Loan Administrative Specialist and was later promoted to Credit Analyst in 2014. Lessin received her AA degree in Accounting from NIACC and her BA in Finance with a minor in Accounting, as well as an International Business Certificate from the University of Northern Iowa. Lessin is an active member of the Historic Preservation Commission, and she also serves as Treasurer for the Floyd County Historical Society Endowment Fund. When she isn’t working, she enjoys reading, painting, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.

First Security Bank & Trust has locations across North Central Iowa and headquarters in Charles City. Member FDIC.

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