Falcon Vice President Graduates from Prestigious Colorado Banking School (September 17, 2007)
Falcon Vice President Graduates from Prestigious Colorado Banking School (September 17, 2007)Rita Ancira Moreno receives diploma from the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado - As printed in the Laredo Morning Times Business Journal - September 17, 2007
Late July 2007 was an exciting time for Falcon International Bank Vice President and Controller Rita Ancira Moreno, who traveled to beautiful Boulder, Colorado to receive recognition for another job well done: the culmination of an intensive 23-month program for community banking professionals preparing to move into senior management and leadership positions.
The Graduate School of Banking in Colorado (GSBC) is an industry leader in banking curriculum, and is held each summer on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder, Colorado. There, students participate in on-campus courses focusing on such subjects as General Management, Lending, Leadership and Human Resource Management and Financial Management. The program also requires comprehensive examinations, intersession research projects, and participation in a bank management simulation course designed to provide the banker/student with experience in managing a bank.
Of course, this is no ordinary banking school; students in the program have been recognized by their CEOs, presidents and supervisors as rising stars within their respective organizations, and completing the School is considered a significant accomplishment within the banking and financial services industries. Moreno was among 150 graduates of the 57th Annual School Session, which was held July 15 through July 27at GSBC, and received a graduate diploma for her success.
A vibrant member of the Falcon team Moreno works at Falcon's main bank in Laredo, and has received three promotions in her eight years with Falcon. Currently, as the Bank's Controller, Moreno is responsible for producing financial reports, maintaining the general ledger system, and assisting with the accounts payable function, as well as overseeing the preparation of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports for bank regulators, fixed asset accounting, investment accounting, preparing management reports, and interacting with Falcon's third party financial service providers.
"I am very proud and honored to be part of Falcon International Bank," says Moreno. "I have been fortunate to see Falcon succeed and be a part of its success. It has been an amazing experience to watch the bank evolve from $100 million in assets to over $750 million in just a couple of years, and I am really excited for what the future holds."
Actively involved in enhancing the Laredo community, of which she has been a part for 15 years, Moreno participates in the United Way Corazon Club, Junior Achievement of Laredo, Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee, American Heart Association and March of Dimes. A member of the TAMIU Alumni Association, she is also a graduate of Leadership Laredo and the recipient of the United Way of Laredo Corazon Club Bronze Leadership Award.
A firm believer in the power of education, Moreno graduated as Salutatorian from Zapata High School and went on to earn her Associate in Arts degree in Mathematics from Laredo Community College, where she graduated with Honors and as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She then achieved her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Business Administration in Accounting from Texas A&M International University, where she was a member of the Alpha Beta Delta Honor Society.
In her spare time, Moreno enjoys exercising and training with her husband, Arturo D. Moreno, and spending quality time with their two children, Ana Christina and Arturo Daniel, Jr.
Falcon International Bank proudly congratulates Rita Ancira Moreno on her most recent achievement and, like Rita, excitedly looks forward to the road ahead.