Kathryn G. Underwood is treasurer of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks.
President and CEO of Ledyard National Bank in Hanover N.H., Underwood has served ICBA and the community banking industry for many years. She is a member of the ICBA Executive Committee, the board of directors, and the Federal Delegate Board. She is Executive Committee liaison to the Cyber and Data Security Committee. She serves on the Policy Development Committee and on the board of ICBA Securities. She is a past chairman of the Bank Operations & Payments Committee and was vice chairman of the Bank Services Committee. Underwood previously served on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Community Bank Advisory Council and was a board member and audit chair for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Underwood is also active at the local level. She is a member of the Upper Valley Corporate Council. She is past chairman of the New Hampshire Bankers Association and sits on the board for its affiliate. She also serves on the American Heart Association’s (AHA) New Hampshire board and its affiliate board serving the Northeast region and received AHA’s 2017 Crystal Heart Award.
Underwood was named ICBA’s 2017 Community Banker of the Year for the Eastern region and was recognized as Community Banker of the Year in 2015 by the New Hampshire Bankers Association.
Underwood received her Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Southern Maine.
She lives in Hanover, N.H., with her husband John.