Noah W. Wilcox is chairman-elect of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks.
Wilcox is president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., both based in Grand Rapids, Minn. He is also chairman and CEO of Minnesota Lakes Bank in Delano, Minn.
Over the years he has served in many leadership roles at ICBA. He is a member of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors and chairman of the Federal Delegate Board. He is the Executive Committee liaison for the House Finance Committee and Large Community Bank Council, and he serves on the Policy Development Committee. Wilcox is a past chairman of ICBA Bancard and its credit card bank, TCM Bank, and served on the ICBA Services Network Board. He previously served as an ICBA at-large director on the ICBA board of directors and was vice chairman of the Bank Services and ICBPAC committees.
A fourth-generation community banker, Wilcox has testified before the House Financial Services Committee on regulatory burden and before the Senate Banking Committee on the credit union tax subsidy.
He is a current director and former chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota and serves as a director on the Reif Arts Council. He is also a past chairman of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation and the Itasca County Family YMCA.
Wilcox is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School of Banking.
Noah and his wife have five daughters and reside in Cohasset, Minn.