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ICBA Hires New Associate Director

ICBA Hires New Associate Director

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 5, 2004) - The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the only national association that exclusively serves community banks, has hired a new staff team member to help continually strengthen and expand its industry-leading corporate-relationship programs.

Teri Howell has joined the ICBA as associate director of services. In her new role, Howell will serve as a relationship manager for Preferred Service Provider programs, which provide superior product and service discounts and fee income opportunities to the association's community bank members. Working closely with staff and ICBA's Bank Services Committee, she will help develop additional programs.

Leveraging the full marketing power of the nation's community banks, ICBA's Preferred Service Provider programs offer product discounts and fee-income opportunities to community banks involving everything from mailing and shipping supplies to insurance consulting services to student loans and automated loan documentation.

"Teri has a combination of experience that makes her an ideal fit for the associate director position with ICBA," said Daniel Clancy, director of services for ICBA. "She has helped start new product and service programs for associations and she knows how to improve upon existing programs. She will be a great human resource in assisting ICBA in helping to keep the product and services lines of the nation's community banks diversified and growing."

Howell comes to the ICBA from the American Chiropractic Association in Arlington, Va., where she worked for four years establishing and managing business programs as well as developing products and services in the non-profit sector. She also worked as a consultant for a privately owned bank consulting firm in Alexandria, Va.

She graduated in 1995 with a bachelor's degree in English from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

"We're excited and proud to welcome Teri as a new contributor to the ICBA team," Clancy said.