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First State Bank Southwest

MBA Leadership Development Academy Graduate

Brad Bruxvoort, First State Bank Southwest, a Graduate from the Minnesota Bankers Association Leadership Development Academy

Edgerton, MN – Brad Bruxvoort graduated from the Minnesota Bankers Association (MBA) Leadership Development Academy on May 19, 2022. This year-long program, which graduated a total of 23 bankers in 2022, provides in-depth skill-building for bankers preparing for critical leadership roles in their banks.  “The MBA Leadership Development Academy requires a significant commitment to professional and personal growth,” said Joe Witt, MBA President/CEO. “It is intensive and challenging. Graduates of this program should                                                  be very proud of this accomplishment and their determination to grow as individuals and bank leaders.”

pictured are the graduates from the Minnesota Bankers Association Leadership Development Academy

The MBA Leadership Development Academy was launched by the MBA to provide additional training for the next generation of Minnesota’s bank leaders. “When we first learned about this program, we immediately saw the potential to help us strengthen our leadership capacity and grow our future leaders,” said Greg Raymo, CEO of First State Bank Southwest.  “We couldn’t be prouder of Brad for completing the program, and we look forward to the positive impact this experience will have on the future of our bank and the community we serve.”

At First State Bank Southwest, we are a community bank. With ownership and directors residing in the area, we can make decisions very rapidly and be flexible and sensitive to the needs of our customers. The First State Bank Southwest was chartered in 1903 and has six locations to help service our customers in southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota. At First State Bank Southwest, we offer all current banking services, competitive interest rates, and convenient locations. But our people are the reason we’re the best local bank. Because all the best services doesn't mean anything if you can’t trust the person you’re actually working with. We have a team of dedicated local experts that are committed to helping you succeed. They’re great to work with, easy to get ahold of, and above all, they’re people you can trust with your finances. At First State Bank Southwest, it’s the people that make the difference. Where do you bank?

The Minnesota Bankers Association is the state’s largest trade association devoted exclusively to representing commercial banks. The MBA was founded in 1889 and represented 95% of Minnesota’s chartered banks. The MBA is proud to support our member banks as they work to ensure vibrant communities throughout the state. For more information, please visit our website at