FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICBA Announces Promotions and Changes
Staff Adjustments Part of Association’s Realignment
Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2005) - The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced several senior management promotions and changes as part of a broad organizational realignment. "These key management promotions and assignments," said Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO, "will strengthen ICBA and build upon the association's effectiveness in representing the many interests of our member institutions."
Mark A. Raitor, ICBA's executive vice president, corporate secretary and manager of the association's office in Sauk Centre, Minn., was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Raitor's responsibilities include oversight of technology, human resources, education and convention/meetings operations, as well as the administration of ICBA's Sauk Centre and Western Regional offices. He will be relocating to ICBA's headquarters in Washington, D.C. He joined the association in 1980.
Karen Thomas, director of ICBA's regulatory affairs group and an executive vice president, was promoted to executive vice president for government relations and given responsibility for the association's entire legislative and regulatory operations and staff. Thomas previously oversaw ICBA's regulatory, lending and payment systems activities. Before joining ICBA in 1992, she was a founding partner of a Washington, D.C. law firm.
Karen Tyson was named senior vice president and director of communications. Tyson will oversee the association's overall communications efforts, including media relations, marketing, publications and information resources. She comes to ICBA from the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, where she was vice president of communications. Prior to that, she was director of communications and meetings for the Association for Advanced Life Underwriting.
Paul McGuire, ICBA's senior vice president of state relations and member strategy, was named senior vice president of member relations. McGuire oversees the association's membership operations. Since joining ICBA in 1997, he has fostered stronger relations with ICBA's affiliated state and regional associations.
Gregory E. Martinson, ICBA's director of education, was promoted to senior vice president and director of the Sauk Centre operations. His new responsibilities include managing the Sauk Centre office. He continues to be responsible for the research, development and management of educational seminars and products.
Monica A. Schulzetenberg, ICBA's director of membership, was promoted to vice president and director of member services. She will focus on membership retention and membership customer service.
Julie Feuling, formerly ICBA's director of specialty groups, was promoted to vice president and director of membership development and sales. She will develop membership recruitment strategies and coordinate ICBA's regional calling officers' efforts.
In announcing the management changes, Fine congratulated each individual on his or her new responsibilities and said he looked forward to working with each one. "ICBA is blessed with a wonderful staff," he added. "The experience and talent of our employees is unmatched. They are all dedicated to helping ICBA be extraordinarily responsive in serving the needs of our nation's community banks in a rapidly changing financial services industry."