FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICBA Bancard Announces Liang Han as EVP, Operations and Card Risk
Washington, D.C. (August 21, 2014)—ICBA Bancard, the payment-services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), today announced that Liang Han has joined the company as executive vice president, operations and card risk. Han comes to ICBA Bancard from a top one hundred card issuer in Washington, D.C., where he worked for more than 17 years, most recently serving as general manager, electronic payments. In this position, he oversaw the development, operation and maintenance of electronic payment systems and services. Under his leadership, the financial institution became one of the largest card issuers in the U.S.
“Liang’s vast and tangible experience in working with financial institutions in the electronic payments space will give ICBA Bancard and our member banks a real advantage in this ever-changing card marketplace, especially as our industry moves toward adoption of EMV-chip technology,” said Noah Wilcox, ICBA Bancard chairman and president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank in Grand Rapids, Minn. “We’re pleased to welcome Liang to the community bank family and look forward to working with him during this exciting and pivotal time for the payments industry.”
Linda Echard, ICBA Bancard president and CEO, said, “We are delighted to welcome Liang to the ICBA Bancard team. His expertise in payments, fraud management and EMV adoption, along with his direct experience in card products and operations, will help community banks as we adopt the most innovative and secure ways to serve our customers and communities.”
Han’s experience prior to joining ICBA Bancard includes financial institution management positions in operations, lending and member relations. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and International Trade from Shanghai University and a Master of Business Administration from Marymount University.
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About ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank, N.A.
ICBA Bancard is the wholly owned payment services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America. ICBA Bancard provides community banks with equitable access to cutting edge credit card options, debit card options, ATM and merchant processing solutions as well as exclusive services including the Fraud Loss Protection Plan, portfolio consultations and portfolio analytical tools. For more information, visit the ICBA Bancard website at www.icbabancard.com or call 800-242-4770.
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