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Three ICBA Community Bankers Among Top Women in Banking

Washington, D.C. (September 28, 2009)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is pleased to announce that three women executives from ICBA-member community banks were named by U.S. Banker magazine as either among “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” or among “The 25 Women to Watch in Banking.”

“ICBA congratulates these outstanding community bankers on receiving national recognition for their success, extraordinary talent and hard work,” said R. Michael Menzies, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of Easton Bank and Trust Co., Easton, Md. “These dedicated and accomplished women are part of the national fabric that makes our Main Street community banks the backbone of local economies in cities and towns throughout America.”

Named among U.S. Banker’s “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” are:

  • Peyton Patterson, chairman and CEO, NewAlliance Bancshares Inc., New Haven, Conn.
  • Mollie Hale Carter, president and CEO, Sunflower Bank, Salina, Kan.

Named among U.S. Banker’s “The 25 Women to Watch” is:

  • Dorothy J. Bridges, president and CEO, City First Bank, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Banker recognizes the most influential women in banking and financial services annually. This year, U.S. Banker not only salutes these executives for their past accomplishments and factors such as the nominee’s job responsibility, management style, crisis-management skills, influence within the industry and charitable endeavors, but also for playing leading roles in the industry’s recovery. In conjunction with the rankings, U.S. Banker is hosting its seventh-annual gala celebrating the honorees at The Plaza in New York City on Oct. 6.