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ICBA Congratulates New Members of OCC Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 31, 2013)— The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today congratulated the community bankers who have been named to serve on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee (MDIAC). The MDIAC will host its first meeting Tuesday, March 5, in Washington, D.C.

“ICBA congratulates the community bankers named to Minority Depository Institutions Advisory Committee to help identify the unique challenges and issues affecting minority-owned banks,” said Jeffrey L. Gerhart, ICBA chairman and chairman, president and CEO of Bank of Newman Grove, Neb. “Serving on this important panel will go a long way to help federal regulators understand the unique role that minority banks play in their communities.”

MDIAC members include:

  • Larry Briggs, president of First National Bank and Trust Company, Shawnee, Okla.;
  • Jeffrey Cheung, president and CEO of Gateway Bank, Federal Savings Bank, Oakland, Calif.;
  • Guillermo Diaz-Rousselot, president of Continental National Bank of Miami, Fla.;
  • John Hou, chairman and president of Asian Pacific National Bank, San Gabriel, Calif.;
  • Preston Pinkett, III, president and CEO of City National Bank of New Jersey, Newark, N.J.;
  • Joe Quiroga, president of Texas National Bank, Mercedes, Texas;
  • Norman J. Williams, chairman and CEO of Illinois-Service Federal Savings and Loan Association, Chicago, Ill.

The MDIAC will provide advice to the Comptroller of the Currency about minority depository institutions and will assess the current condition of minority depository institutions, regulatory changes that may ensure the health and viability of minority depository institutions, and other issues affecting these institutions.

The committee includes officers and directors of minority depository institutions and other depository institutions with a commitment of supporting minority depository institutions of all types, sizes, operating strategies, and geographic areas.

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