Brad M. Bolton

ICBA Past Chairman

President & CEO, Community Spirit Bank, Red Bay, AL

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Brad M. Bolton is past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national organization that exclusively represents community banks.

Bolton is president, CEO, and senior lender for Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, Ala.

Bolton serves in many leadership roles at ICBA, including on the Executive Committee, board of directors and Federal Delegate Board. He is vice chairman of the ICBA Nominating Committee, a member of the Policy Development Committee, and the Executive Committee liaison for the Rural America & Agriculture and Bank Operations committees. Bolton served as ICBA Chairman in 2022-23.

A second-generation community banker, Bolton served as past chairman of the Alabama Young Bankers known as Leadership Community Bankers. He serves on the Legislative Committee of the Mississippi Bankers Association. He is an elected member of the Red Bay, Ala., City Council and is an appointed member of the Franklin County Community Development Commission. He previously served on the Atlanta Federal Reserve Board’s Community Depository Institution Advisory Council.

Bolton has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of West Alabama. He is a graduate of the Barret School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn.