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ICBA Promotes Aleis Stokes and Joe Schneider

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 16, 2013)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that Aleis Stokes, vice president of media and public relations, and Joe Schneider, vice president of state relations, have been promoted to the senior vice president level, making them part of ICBA’s senior management team. 

“Congratulations to Aleis and Joe on their well-deserved promotions to senior vice president,” said Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO. “ICBA is fortunate to have some of the most experienced, respected and talented staff in the industry, and Aleis and Joe have proven themselves to be the very best at what they do—all while being fiercely dedicated to the community bank cause. Their work has been instrumental in helping ICBA raise the public profile of our nation’s community banks and the vital role they serve within their communities and in the recovery of the American economy.”

As senior vice president of media and public relations, Stokes will continue to be responsible for managing key aspects of ICBA’s communications department, while shaping and communicating the association’s messaging, including its key policy priorities and the positive story of the nation's community banks. Prior to joining ICBA in December 2008, Stokes worked for the Mortgage Bankers Association, where she was responsible for various media relations and public affairs efforts, including serving as communications chair for HOPE NOW, an alliance of counselors, mortgage companies, investors and other mortgage market participants to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. Stokes holds a Bachelor of Arts in advertising and public relations from the Pennsylvania State University.

As senior vice president of state relations, Schneider will continue to serve as the primary liaison between ICBA and its network of 46 affiliated state and regional partner associations. He will take a lead role in directly working with them to develop strategies and action plans to further promote strong state and regional partners for the future. Prior to joining ICBA in 2009, Schneider served as the director of associate member services for the National Association of Home Builders, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining programs and services for the organization’s associate members. He also worked for the Autism Society of America as its director of membership and chapter services. Schneider holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Loyola University in Chicago.

The promotions of Stokes and Schneider are effective immediately.   

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