Rebeca Romero Rainey is immediate past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national trade association that exclusively represents community banks.
Chairman and CEO of Centinel Bank of Taos, N.M., and a third-generation community banker, Rainey has served ICBA and the community banking industry for 20 years. She is chairman of the Nominating Committee, is a member of the ICBPAC Committee, and is past chairman of the Federal Delegate Board and Minority Bank Council. She has served on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Advisory Committee on Community Banking and the Kansas City Federal Reserve Community Depository Institution Advisory Council.
Romero Rainey is past president and current board member of the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico and is actively involved in several local nonprofits. She is director and co-founder of the Bridges Project for Education, a nonprofit focused on helping first-generation college students. She is also president of the Northern New Mexico Birth Center and board member of the New Mexico Partnership. In 2009, she was selected Taos Citizen of the Year and has been awarded the New Mexico Governor’s Award for outstanding women.
Romero Rainey is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Pacific Coast School of Banking. Upon graduating from Wellesley, she returned to Taos with the dream of continuing her family business of running the town’s only local community bank.
She lives in Taos, N.M., with her husband, John, and two daughters, Izabella and Elliana.