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Local Bankers Complete National Financial Industry Programs

Release date: 3/17/2022

Beloit, WI First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) pleased to announce that two FNBT employee family members have completed industry educational programs expanding their professional knowledge in their respective fields.

Photo of Brittany Strickert.jpgBrittany Strickert, FNBT’s Corporate Data Analyst, has graduated from the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Data and Analytics School. The two-week program was developed in partnership with Emory University Goizueta Business School and included more than 20 hours in the classroom. Coursework focused on data-driven strategies to apply to a bank’s marketing strategy to encourage a consistently decisive, analytical and agile approach to interpreting data.

Brittany’s role at FNBT positioned her uniquely for the intense curriculum that included operationalizing data strategy, concepts in artificial intelligence, data security and visualization, text analysis, and applying those concepts to improve the customer journey and overall experience.

Photo of Lisa Zeimetz.jpgLisa Zeimetz, Senior Vice President - Risk Compliance Officer, recently earned a Certificate in Bank Financial Management from the ABA. This certificate is awarded to individuals who complete five-facilitated and self-paced online courses to strengthen knowledge of sound financial management in a bank. These courses help to develop skills for making key decisions that affect bank profitability, by learning how to conduct performance analyses, measure and manage interest rate risk, and manage funding, liquidity and capital.

In her role at FNBT, Lisa manages the administration of compliance and risk management activities and procedures to ensure the bank remains in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. She also chairs the bank’s Risk and Compliance Committee and is responsible for administering the bank’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) program. 

About First National Bank and Trust:
First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-focused, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has grown to be a leading financial services institution offering products and services for consumers and businesses, as well as trust, retirement services, investment management, brokerage and insurance. We now serve nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.5 billion. We treat our customers, employees, shareholders and communities like family, with a goal of helping all our families succeed. Providing Sound Advice and delivering an exceptional experience has positioned First National Bank and Trust as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit

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