The Benefits of ICBA Membership - The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA)

The Benefits of ICBA Membership

The Independent Community Bankers of America is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of community banks. ICBA Membership provides the resources and environment for your community bank to thrive.


“One swipe of the pen in Washington can cost your bank millions,” said Paul Merski, Executive Vice President, Congressional Relations and Chief Economist.

More than 20 bills have been introduced that are contained in ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity platform, the association continues to protect community bankers’ interests in Washington.

We fight:

The ICBA Be Heard is an advocacy network created by and on behalf of the community banking industry.


Fulfill unique continuing education and certification requirements through programs for, and taught by, community bankers.  

The proof is in the numbers:


Membership enables your bank to become more competitive and profitable and receive preferred member pricing on a wide range of ICBA’s financial products:

  • Offer competitive credit cards, debit cards and merchant processing options through ICBA Bancard & TCM Bank, N.A.®
  • ICBA Securities® is a full-service institutional broker/dealer providing community bankers with strong investment returns and asset/liability analysis, peer reports and training programs.
  •  ICBA Reinsurance® shareholders receive all the benefits of participating in a captive reinsurance company without the capitalization costs or operational expenses.
  • ICBA Mortgage® provides secondary mortgage access without community bank customers being cross-sold via ICBA Mortgage Solutions in addition to direct programs with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
  • ICBA Strategic Technology Solutions supplies community banks with industry best outsourced IT management solutions to help them be more competitive, efficient, secure and compliant.

ICBA’s Preferred Service Provider Program makes available member discounts and free income opportunities with the nation’s leading corporations by aggregating the buying power of its members.


ICBA’s many publications inform members about the trends and issues affecting the community banking industry, including our award winning Independent Banker® Magazine, ICBA NewsWatch Today® and Member Access®. Additional resources include

Social Media has become a major marketing and communications tool for community banks. ICBA offers the member exclusive Social Media Monitor tool and networking opportunities through Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to help you fine tune your social media program.” As we no longer offer a social media newsletter.


Learn More about ICBA Membership

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For More Information please contact an ICBA Representative in your region:

Bill Gallagher
Bill Gallagher

Vice President West Coast

David Hibbs
David Hibbs

Senior Vice President Midwest

David Moore
David Moore

Senior Vice President Southeast

John McNair
John McNair
Executive Vice President Mid-Atlantic

Chip Lynch
Chip Lynch

Vice President Southwest

Eric Hallman
J. Eric Hallman

Vice President Central Plains

Tim Daly
Tim Daly
Vice President Great Lakes

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Loughlin Cleary
Vice President Northeast

Brandy Smallbrock
Brandy Smallbrock
Director, Member RelationsJoin Now

A popular membership advantage is being listed in the ICBA Community Bank Locator, a trusted resource for consumers.


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