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Six ICBA Community Bankers Among Top Women in Banking

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 6, 2008)—Six women executives of 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,” Cynthia L. Blankenship, ICBA chairman and vice chairman and chief operating officer of Bank of the West, Grapevine, Texas. "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:

  • Mollie Hale Carter, president and CEO, Sunflower Bank, Salina, Kan.
  • Sheila Schauer, president and CEO, Four Corners Community Bank, Farmington, N.M.

Among The 25 Women to Watch are:

  • Karen Lee Hail, senior vice president and COO, MidSouth Bank, Lafayette, La.
  • Susan Horton, chairman, CEO and president, Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Wash.
  • Carol Nelson, president and CEO, Cascade Financial Corp., Everett, Wash.
  • Deloris Sims, president & CEO, Legacy Bancorp, Milwaukee, Wis.

Each year, U.S. Banker recognizes the most influential women in banking and financial services. This year, 4,700 women were considered by the magazine for recognition. In conjunction with the ranking, U.S. Banker is hosting its sixth-annual gala celebrating The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking at The Plaza in New York City on Oct. 20.