Rise Shofner and BJ Hillermann recently completed the Graduate School of Banking program in Madison, Wis.

This is a three-year intensive banking program for banking leadership. Both also were a part of the first graduating class to earn a certificate in executive leadership from the University of Wisconsin Business School, which is its highest nondegree award.

Both have shown tremendous growth and achievement to date in their banking careers.

Shofner has been with FMB for nine years and is currently VP overseeing commercial credit administration and underwriting. She has a total of 22 years’ banking experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Fontbonne University.

Hillermann has been with FMB for four years and is currently VP, Eureka branch manager, loan officer and security officer. He has a total of 13 1/2 years’ banking experience.