William A. Loving is past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national trade association that exclusively represents community banks. He also serves as ICBA Consolidated Holdings chairman.
President and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, W Va., and a member of the bank’s board of directors, Loving has served ICBA and the community banking industry for many years and is a member of the Executive Committee and board of directors. He also is a member of the Policy Development, Nominating and Bank Education committees. He was ICBA chairman for 2014-15. He has also served on the Bylaws, Lending, Operations and Payments, Congressional Affairs, and ICBPAC committees and chaired the Federal Delegate Board and the Nominating and Regulation Review committees.
Loving is a past president of the Community Bankers of West Virginia, where he currently serves as a board member and a member of the Legislative Committee. He has testified before Congress and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Advisory Committee on Smaller Public Companies on many community banking issues. He participated in the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.’s (FDIC) Future of Community Banking Conference and has also represented ICBA at the Federal Reserve’s public meeting on the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, the FDIC’s roundtable on deposit insurance and the 24th Seminar on International Finance in Tokyo, Japan.
Active in many professional and civic organizations, Loving serves as a member of the Executive Committee at West Virginia Bankers Title, is a board member of the Pendleton County Economic and Community Development Authority, and council member of the Region 8 Planning and Development Council. A charter board member of the Pendleton County Chamber and Convention and Visitors Bureau, he has served as chairman of both organizations and was awarded the chamber’s Business Person of the Year award in 2010 and 2013. He is also a trustee of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, past instructor at the West Virginia School of Banking and president of the Pendleton County Community Foundation. Loving is a Class A director for the Richmond Fed’s Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council, and was awarded the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh’s highest individual award, the Council’s Award, in 2013.
Loving holds ICB’s Certified Lender Business Banker designation. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University, the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, and the Executive Banking Institute’s Professional Master of Banking through the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
He lives in Franklin, W.Va., with his wife, Cindy. They have two adult daughters and four grandchildren.