Media release: Ryan Earnest, President and CEO of Rome’s Heritage First Bank, announces that Jarrod S. Floyd, Vice President and Business Development Officer with Heritage First Bank, is among the 185 bankers receiving graduation diplomas from the graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
This three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Participation included students from twenty-two states and Mexico.
Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations, in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires atttendance on campus for three years, with extensive bank study assignments between sessions. During their three summer sessions at the graduate School of Banking, students receive 180 hours of classroom instruction, planned evening study, and final examinations at the end of each session.
Said Earnest: “Jarrod has accomplished an important step on his career path. His completion of this prestigious School’s curriculum underscores his commitment to excellence, which will be of benefit to himself, as well as our bank’s customers. This will allow him to continue to leverage his fifteen years of local banking experience in our market in an extremely positive manner.”
Floyd earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Georgia in 2002, majoring in Finance. He completed studies for a Masters degree in Business Administration from Berry College in 2010.
Additionally, he is a graduate of the Commercial Lending School sponsored by the Community Bankers Association of Georgia.
Active in a host of civic and economic development organizations, Floyd has served as an Ambassador of the Rome Floyd Chamber and previously on the Chamber’s Commercial Transportation and Governmental Affairs Committee. He is a graduate of Leadership Rome and an Advisory Board member of the Salvation Army. Floyd has served as Treasurer for the Rome/Floyd Citizens for Better Schools and has been a participant in the Floyd County Relay for Life. He is a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies. He
and his family attend Pleasant Valley North Baptist Church.