Tweit Completes ICBA Course

Pioneer Bank is pleased to announce that Ben Tweit, Compliance Assistant at Pioneer Bank of Mankato, has successfully completed ICBA Education’s Certified BSA/AML Professional program and has earned the professional designation Certified BSA/AML Professional – CBAP. The education division of the Independent Community Bankers of America offers nine certification programs, which are accredited by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

To earn certification, Tweit, attended the recent ICBA BSA/AML Institute and successfully completed the certification examination covering the fundamental concepts of BSA regulations and their applications.

“With this CBAP certification Ben has demonstrated a mastery of key banking concepts for professional development and to contribute to helping the Pioneer Bank achieve its business goals and objectives,” said ICBA Senior Executive Vice President Lindsay LaNore. “I commend Ben on reaching this milestone in pursuit of lifelong learning.”

About ICBA Education
The goal of ICBA Education is to deliver top-tier education and training to support the nation’s community bankers. In the ever-changing financial services landscape, one constant is certain: the need for community bankers to power their potential through ongoing education and training.

We provide community bankers with premier and industry-specific education for every career stage. Our proven, comprehensive curriculum of best-in-class education is offered through multiple delivery channels to fit the needs and busy schedules of today’s community bankers.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America® has one mission: to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We power the potential of the nation’s community banks through effective advocacy, education, and innovation.

As local and trusted sources of credit, America’s community banks leverage their relationship-based business model and innovative offerings to channel deposits into the neighborhoods they serve, creating jobs, fostering economic prosperity, and fueling their customers’ financial goals and dreams. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at

About Pioneer Bank
Pioneer Bank is a community bank with nine locations throughout southern Minnesota including Mankato, North Mankato, St. James, St. Peter, Madelia, Mapleton, and Lake Crystal. Pioneer Bank offers expertise in personal, business and agribusiness banking with bankers and staff that provide experience that is unparalleled. Pioneer Bank is very active in the communities they serve and was a finalist in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2022 for the Extraordinary Banking Award, a national organization that marks the excellence for the best banks in America. In addition, Pioneer Bank has been named one of Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune multiple times. For more information visit Member FDIC.