Richard Lanza, VP of Information Technology, Manasquan Savings Bank recently graduated from the American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking in Philadelphia, receiving both a Stonier Diploma and a Wharton Leadership Certificate.
“Stonier has given me an unparalleled education from the best in the financial services industry as well as the chance to exchange information and ideas with my peers,” said Lanza.
Stonier is ABA’s national graduate school of banking, an intensive three-year program for bank executives. Stonier enjoys a partnership with the world-renowned Wharton School to bring added perspectives and insights on how to effectively lead in a world of continuous change. Students are from the United States and international banks of all sizes, as well as state and federal regulatory agencies and other financial services organizations. This is the school’s 78th year, and it was held June 6 – 13, 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Richard Lanza is a key member of Manasquan Savings Bank and his training at Stonier will help us identify the challenges our community faces and create permanent solutions,” said Manasquan Savings Bank President, James Vaccaro.
Since its inception in 1935, more than 20,000 students have followed a curriculum of more than 45 courses and enjoyed networking opportunities with more than 500 fellow students. Between sessions, students keep up with trends by completing additional extension and online coursework. The program culminates with the Capstone Strategic Project, where students develop comprehensive business projects for their financial institutions.