Senior Vice President, Media and Public Relations
Aleis Stokes is senior vice president of media and public relations for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). She leads ICBA’s external communications programs and messaging to promote ICBA’s policy priorities and engage stakeholders about the vital role of community banks to Main Street America.
Stokes joined ICBA in 2008 as director of media relations. Before joining ICBA, Stokes served as a public affairs specialist for the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA), where she handled media relations and public affairs, and led the association’s financial literacy initiatives. While at MBA, Stokes also served as communications chair for HOPE NOW, the industry alliance to help homeowners avoid foreclosure.
Stokes has been featured in NPR, Yahoo! Finance, Richmond Times-Dispatch and the Christian Science Monitor. She holds a BA in advertising and public relations from Pennsylvania State University and earned Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).