Executive Vice President, Policy and Political Operations
Aaron Stetter is executive vice president, policy and political operations for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). Stetter is responsible for advocating ICBA’s policy priorities before Congress, the executive branch and industry coalitions. His issue areas include regulatory relief, unfair competition from tax-exempt entities, cannabis banking and various payments issues. Additionally, he supervises ICBA’s political action committee, ICBPAC, the association’s robust advocacy program as well as state relations.
In 2015-2016, Stetter served as chairman of the influential Electronic Payments Coalition, whose members include card networks, card-issuing banks and their respective trade associations.
Stetter joined ICBA in 2005 and has served as senior vice president of congressional relations & advocacy, vice president of congressional relations and grassroots outreach and director of state relations. Prior to ICBA, he was manager of grassroots programs for the National Restaurant Association.
Stetter is a featured speaker at industry events nationwide, such as ICBA’s state and regional partner conferences and ICBA’s acclaimed educational programs. Stetter earned a BA in English and political science from The State University of New York at Buffalo and a MA in public management from Johns Hopkins University.