FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICBA Welcomes Arizona Bankers Association as Newest State Community Banking Affiliate
Arizona Banking Association Joins 41 Other State and Regional Affiliates
Washington, D.C. (April 16, 2007)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is pleased to announce that the Arizona Bankers Association is joining 41 other state and regional community banking partners in affiliating with ICBA.
"The Arizona Bankers Association has been the voice of Arizona's banking industry for over 100 years," said Camden Fine, ICBA president and CEO. "ICBA welcomes the Arizona Bankers Association as we work together to ensure that the community banking industry and the communities they serve continue to thrive throughout the state."
"The mission of the Arizona Bankers Association is to engage its members in industry issues and serve as the catalyst for creating a unified voice for community banking in Arizona," said Terry Frydenlund, ICBA Arizona state director and president and CEO of 1st Bank Yuma. "Affiliating with ICBA will benefit both organizations and enable our community bankers to continue to take a proactive role in government at all levels."