FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Former North Dakota Community Banker Terry Jorde Joins ICBA Staff
Washington, D.C. (April 21, 2011)-The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced today that former North Dakota community banker Terry J. Jorde has joined ICBA as senior executive vice president and chief of staff. Jorde served as chairman of ICBA in 2006. In her role as chief of staff, Jorde will act as a liaison between ICBA's top executives and the president and CEO and will also have direct responsibility over ICBA's state relations and marketing and communications departments.
"We are beyond thrilled to welcome Terry as a member of the ICBA staff," said Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO. "A true professional in every sense of the word, Terry exemplifies what community banking is all about and brings with her a vast array of leadership and community banking experience that will undoubtedly help ICBA and its member banks as we continue to advocate the needs of the nation's community banks both on Capitol Hill and with the banking regulating agencies-especially post-Wall Street reform."
A community banker for over 30 years, Jorde most recently served as president and CEO of CountryBank USA in Cando, N.D. She has also been active in ICBA and the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota almost her entire career. She was 2006-07 ICBA chairman and has served as chairman-elect, vice chairman and treasurer. Jorde also served as chairman of ICBA Services Network, which oversees the trade association's five for-profit subsidiaries, including ICBA Mortgage Solutions and ICBA Securities, which she also chaired. Additionally, Jorde chaired the ICBA Agriculture/Rural America, Congressional Affairs, Membership/Marketing and Strategic Planning committees.
Furthermore, Jorde is a past president of the Independent Community Banks of North Dakota and a past member of the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council and of Fannie Mae's National Advisory Council. She holds a bachelor of arts in finance and economics from the University of Illinois.