President and CEO, ICBA Bancard
Linda Echard is president and CEO of ICBA Bancard. Having joined ICBA in 1985, her efforts laid the groundwork for the founding of ICBA Bancard, which is now the largest national credit card program operating exclusively for the nation’s community banks. In 1980, Echard was named president and CEO of ICBA Bancard, and in 1994 she was appointed a director of Bancard’s board and in 2001 a director of ICBA subsidiary TCM Bank.
Echard continues to serve on Visa’s Card Operations and Risk Advisors Executive Council. In 1993 she was recognized by American Banker as one of the Top 10 Leaders of the bank card industry.