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Kratovil Joins ICBA as Director of Congressional Policy

Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2007)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Jason Kratovil has joined ICBA as director of congressional policy issues.

"In addition to contributing to ICBA's overall advocacy efforts, Jason will focus on working with Congress on two issues critical to community banks and their customers - identity theft and data security," said Karen Thomas, ICBA executive vice president and director of government relations. "Jason's experience and reputation on Capitol Hill are outstanding, and ICBA is delighted to have him working on our behalf with Congress on legislation to help community banks and the communities they serve."

Kratovil previously was legislative director for Rep. Steven C. LaTourette (R-Ohio) for whom he helped craft identity theft and data security legislation that came before the House Committee on Financial Services.

Prior to joining Rep. LaTourette's staff, Kratovil worked for former Congressman Phil Crane (R-Ill.), was an account executive at Hill & Knowlton Public Affairs in Washington, D.C. and worked in marketing and public relations for Dell Computers in Austin, Texas. He holds a master of public policy from George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., and has degrees in public relations and political science from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.