ICBA News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICBA’s Fine Recognized as a “Top CEO” by CEO Update
Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2009)—Camden R. Fine, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation’s voice for community banks, was named a top CEO by CEO Update on its first annual list of the most influential association and nonprofit leaders.
“The past year has proven to be a real test for financial trade associations and their members. At ICBA we are blessed with outstanding members and banker leadership and a very gifted staff. It is just my privilege to be part of a great team effort,” Fine said. “I am humbled to be named one of CEO Update’s ‘Top CEOs’ for 2009. As a former community banker, I feel fortunate to be able to represent our nation’s more than 8,000 community banks to policymakers in Washington, D.C., and point out to them the essential economic role community banks play in cities and towns throughout America.”
Fine was named president and CEO of ICBA in 2004. A native Missourian, Fine previously chartered and organized Midwest Independent Bank in Jefferson City, Mo., and served as its president and CEO for nearly 20 years. In addition, he owned Mainstreet Bank of Ashland, Mo., a $45 million-asset community bank in central Missouri.
An active member of ICBA prior to becoming the association’s president and CEO, Fine served on the ICBA Bancard board, several ICBA standing committees and the association’s board of directors.
Fine is a passionate advocate for community bank issues and has been featured frequently in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, PBS and NPR. In both 2008 and 2009, Fine was recognized by The Hill newspaper as one of the most effective and influential trade association lobbyists in Washington, D.C.