Preston L. Kennedy is chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks.
President and CEO of Zachary Bancshares Inc., in Zachary, La., Kennedy has served in many leadership roles at ICBA and is chairman of the Executive Committee and the board of directors. He is a member of ICBA’s Policy Development and Nominating committees. He also serves as Executive Committee liaison to the Agriculture-Rural America Subcommittee and the Minority Bank Council. He is past chairman of the Federal Delegate Board and previously served on the Cyber and Data Security Committee. Kennedy was treasurer on ICBA’s Executive Committee in 2014-16 and was an ICBA at-large director in 2011-12. He also served as ICBA’s state delegate for Louisiana.
Kennedy has always maintained longstanding ties to his community. He is a former president of the Feliciana Chamber of Commerce and the Zachary Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president of the Rotary Club of Zachary and has served on the boards of small business incubator, Dixie Business Center, and the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation.
Kennedy attended Silliman Institute, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Louisiana State University E. J. Ourso School of Business and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU.
He lives in Baton Rouge, La., with his wife. They have six children and twelve grandchildren.