Tanya Buerger is Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Peoples Bank. She has been with the bank since 1994 and previously worked as Assistant Trust Administrator, Management Development, and Information Technology Manager.
Tanya graduated with a B. S. degree from Purdue West Lafayette in 1993; and earned an MBA from Purdue Calumet in 1998.
She also is a graduate of America’s Community Bankers National School of Banking and is a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).
Tanya currently sits on the board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana and is chairman of the Board Development Committee, as well as serving as an advisory member of a major banking technology provider.
In addition, she is involved in a variety of activities with her six-year-old daughter.
Tanya’s most valued Purdue Calumet experience: “My Purdue Calumet experience taught me the value of integrating an education with real world experience. It is an environment where theory and practical application meet. The interaction between fellow students provided an outstanding learning opportunity.”
Tanya’s advice to current Purdue Calumet students: “I would encourage current students to embrace every learning opportunity made available. The formal education you receive while you’re in school is only part of the journey. Make time to find what you are passionate about and learn for the sake of learning.”