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Three ICBA Member Community Bankers Among 25 Women To Watch

Washington, D.C. (September 29, 2010)-The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is pleased to announce that three women executives from ICBA-member community banks were named by U.S. Banker magazine among "The 25 Women to Watch in Banking."

"ICBA congratulates these outstanding community bankers on receiving national recognition for their extraordinary talent, hard work and success within the community banking industry," said Jim MacPhee, ICBA chairman and CEO of Kalamazoo County State Bank, Kalamazoo, Mich. "These dedicated and accomplished women are part of the national fabric that makes our nation's nearly 8,000 Main Street community banks the financial foundation of America."

Named to U.S. Banker's "The 25 Women to Watch" are:

  • Kathleen Walsh Carr, president, Cardinal Bank, Tyson's Corner, Va.
  • Julia Gouw, president and chief operating officer, East West Bank, Pasadena, Calif.
  • Sheila Schauer Mathews, president and CEO, Four Corners Community Bank, Farmington, N.M.

U.S. Banker recognizes the most influential women in banking and financial services annually. This year, U.S. Banker not only salutes these executives for their past accomplishments and factors such as the nominee's job responsibility, management style, crisis-management skills, influence within the industry and charitable endeavors, but also for tackling the banking industry's challenges head on and for reshaping its future. In conjunction with the rankings, U.S. Banker is hosting its eighth annual gala celebrating the honorees at the Pierre Hotel in New York on Oct. 6.