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ICBA Announces Executive Staff Promotions

Washington, D.C. (June 2, 2011)-The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the promotion of several members of its executive staff, including the promotions of Paul Merski, senior vice president and chief economist, to executive vice president, congressional relations and chief economist; Paul McGuire, senior vice president, national sales, to executive vice president, national sales and membership; Dan Clancy, senior vice president, services, to executive vice president, services; Chris Lorence, senior vice president, chief marketing officer, to executive vice president, chief marketing officer; and Dewite North, senior vice president, chief information officer, to executive vice president, chief information officer. 

"ICBA is pleased to announce these well-deserved promotions for such dedicated and talented executive staff members," said Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO. "Their collective experience and time-tested track records of success are among the many reasons why ICBA's staff is unmatched in serving the needs of our nation's community banks-especially during the course of the financial crisis and financial regulatory reform debate."

In addition to serving as ICBA chief economist and a lead lobbyist on small business and tax issues, Paul Merski will now lead the congressional relations division within the Government Relations department. 

Paul McGuire, who manages ICBA's national sales group, will take on the added responsibility of leading ICBA's membership department, while continuing with his current duties.

Dan Clancy, who heads ICBA's many services programs, will continue leading this key area of ICBA as executive vice president. Chris Lorence, will oversee a newly reorganized marketing and communications department; and Dewite North will continue to lead the association's information technology departments, including ICBA's regional offices in Sauk Centre, Minn., and Newport Beach, Calif. 

The executive promotions for Merski, McGuire, Clancy, Lorence and North are effective immediately. 

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