Robert Fisher

ICBA Chairman

President/CEO, Tioga State Bank, Spencer, NY

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Robert M. Fisher is chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks. 

Fisher is president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y. 

A fifth-generation community banker, Fisher serves in many leadership roles at ICBA.  

He is chairman of the ICBA Executive Committee and the board of directors. He is a member of ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board and its Policy Development and Nominating committees, and he serves as the Executive Committee liaison to the Legislative Issues Committee and the Minority Bank Advisory Council.

He is also an ex-officio member of ICBA Securities, Consolidated Holdings and Services Network board of directors. He is past chairman of the ICBPAC Committee and was the state delegate for New York on the Federal Delegate Board. 

Fisher testified in 2017 and again in 2018 before the House Financial Services Committee on regulatory relief for community banks. Additionally, Fisher served on the New York State Banking Board from 2007 to 2011. He is a current member and past chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State.  

In addition to his banking affiliations, Fisher serves as chairman of the Lourdes Ascension Hospital board in Binghamton, N.Y., and sits on the board of the Pursuit, formerly known as the New York Business Development Corp.  

Fisher has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Notre Dame. 

He lives in Owego, N.Y., with his wife and three children. 

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