Brad M. Bolton

ICBA Chairman-Elect

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

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

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

A second-generation community banker, Bolton serves in many leadership roles at ICBA. He is a member of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors and is chairman of the Federal Delegate Board. He serves on ICBA’s Policy Development and Nominating committees and is the Executive Committee liaison to the Bank Operations and Payments committee and as ex-officio member on the ICBA Reinsurance board of directors.  

Bolton has previously served on the board of directors as chairman of the Bank Education Committee and has also served on several other committees.  

Bolton is also active at the local level. He 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 and an appointed member of 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 Barrett Graduate School of Banking in Memphis, Tenn. 

He lives in Red Bay, Ala., with his wife and three children.