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Seven ICBA Community Bankers Among Top Women in Banking

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 2, 2007)—Seven women executives of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) member banks were named by U.S. Banker magazine as either among the 25 most powerful women in banking or among the 25 women to watch in banking.

"ICBA congratulates these remarkable women for receiving recognition for their success, extraordinary talent and hard work," said James P. Ghiglieri, Jr. ICBA chairman and president of Alpha Financial Group, Inc., Toluca, Ill. "We are fortunate to have community bankers of this caliber dedicating their lives to our nation's communities."

Named among the 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking are:

  • Donna Coughey, president and CEO, Willow Financial Bancorp. Inc, Wayne, Pa.
  • Karen Lee Hail, senior vice president and COO, MidSouth Bank, Lafayette, La.
  • Susan Horton, chairman, CEO and president, Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Wash.
  • Patricia Moss, president and CEO, Cascade Bancorp., Bend, Ore.
  • Carol Nelson, president and CEO, Cascade Financial Corp., Everett, Wash.

Among the 25 Women to Watch are:

  • Marti Rodamaker, president and CEO, First Citizen National Bank, Mason City, Iowa
  • Cynthia Purcell, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Banner Bank, Walla Walla, Wash.

Each year, U.S. Banker recognizes the most powerful and up-and-coming women in banking. This year, more than 5,000 women were considered by the magazine for recognition. In conjunction with the ranking, U.S. Banker and SourceMedia are hosting the 2007 Most Powerful Women in Banking Gala in New York City on October 22.

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The Independent Community Bankers of America, the nation’s voice for community banks, represents 5,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types throughout the United States and is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and the communities and customers we serve. For more information, visit www.icba.org.