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Head Of Retail Banking At Old Second National Bank Matt Parker To Speak At The Rasmussen College "Local Leaders In Business" Series

Program and Discussion Will Highlight the Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Consumer Banking Industry

August 2, 2010

Erin Werthman
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AURORA, Ill., (August 2, 2010) – The Rasmussen College School of Business invites students and members of the community to the fourth installment of its yearlong series, “Local Leaders in Business,” featuring Matt Parker, head of retail banking at Old Second National Bank. The series features local community and business leaders, and their insights on important subjects in the business world.

“We are excited to have Matt Parker at Rasmussen College to offer his assessment of the current financial recession and discuss the impact it has had on the consumer banking industry,” Rasmussen College Aurora Campus Director Susan Cheney said. “This installment of our ‘Local Leaders in Business’ series will provide local residents and students with an insightful look the financial crisis, as well as an overview of how the banking industry is heading towards recovery. At the same time, we aim to provide the community with the tools and knowledge they need to get ahead in the business world.”

On Monday, August 16, Matt Parker’s presentation, “Lessons from the Meltdown: Consumer Banking After the Financial Recession,” will highlight how the U.S. financial crisis led to significant changes in consumer banking and the resulting trends. Parker has more than 15 years of experience in retail, business, and commercial banking. His discussion will specifically focus on factors that led to the present recession and insights on how consumer banking can successfully recover in the future. Plus, everyone who attends the event will be entered to win a free Netbook.

The Rasmussen College School of Business Presents

“Local Leaders in Business”
Featuring Matt Parker, head of retail banking at Old Second National Bank

Rasmussen College Aurora Campus
2363 Sequoia Drive
Aurora, Ill., 60506

Monday, August 16
7:00 p.m.

** This event is free and open to the public **

Rasmussen College offers Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree programs in the School of Business, including the newly offered Bachelor’s in Business Management degree program. The Rasmussen College Aurora Campus offers 11 specific programs, including: Internet Marketing, Accounting, Human Resources, Financial Investigations, and Marketing and Sales.

For additional information about programs and events offered through Rasmussen College visit or call (630) 888-3500.

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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