Nicole & Ben Graduate from the Graduate School of Banking
September 16, 2021
National Exchange Bank & Trust is proud to announce that Nicole Wiese, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Ben Buteyn, Vice President in Commercial Lending, completed the three-year Graduate School of Banking (GSB) program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
GSB consists of two-week-long sessions for three consecutive summers with instruction focusing on a broad and fundamental understanding of commercial banking and what is required to successfully manage a commercial bank in today’s financial services environment. Instruction uses a mix of lectures, bank simulations and case study discussions along with a series of intersession projects through the year to help integrate the curriculum between various areas of study.
Wiese operates out the bank’s Fond du Lac, S. Main Street office. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with an Advertising/Public Relations emphasis and her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She has served her local community through the board of directors of the Downtown Fond du Lac Partnership, Fond du Lac Family YMCA, and Fond du Lac Area United Way and recently completed service to the City of Fond du Lac Plan Commission. Wiese currently participates in Fondy Band Boosters and lives in Fond du Lac with her family.
Buteyn operates out of the bank’s Waupun office. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Business from Calvin College in Michigan and has more than 10 years of experience in financial services. Buteyn has served his local community as a board member of the Waupun Chamber of Commerce, Waupun Rotary and Waupun Christmas Club. Additionally, he has been treasurer of the Waupun Chamber of Commerce, his church and Central Wisconsin Christian Schools fundraising committee. He is currently on the Central Wisconsin Christian Schools Annual Athletics Fundraiser committee. Buteyn grew up in Waupun where he now resides with his family.