FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ICBA Statement on Confirmation of Sarah Bloom Raskin
Washington, D.C. (March 12, 2014)— Camden R. Fine, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), today released this statement following the confirmation of Sarah Bloom Raskin for Deputy Treasury Secretary.
“ICBA congratulates Deputy Secretary Raskin on her confirmation. Her broad and distinguished experience in financial services regulatory policy at the federal and state levels makes her eminently qualified to serve in this critical role.
“As a Federal Reserve governor and bank commissioner for the state of Maryland, Deputy Secretary Raskin has a wealth of experience in supervising community banks. Her knowledge of the community bank role in supporting local economic development and small-business lending will provide an important perspective at the Treasury Department.
“ICBA and community banks across the country look forward to continuing to work with Deputy Secretary Raskin to promote an environment in which community banks can flourish and serve their customers and communities.”
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 7,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.