ICBA Community Banker of the Year

 

2019 Nominations will Open August 2019

The ICBA Community Banker of the Year award is to recognize the superheroes among our members on a national level.

This award is for bankers who show:

AGILITY – in bringing teams together to obtain better results

STRENGTH – in their dedication to the organization’s success

SUPER SPEED – in embracing change and innovation

ADAPTABILITY – in being creative, resourceful and impactful


2018 Community Banker of the Year Winners

The 2018 ICBA Community Banker of the Year is:

Ken LaRoe

Founder, Chairman and CEO
First GREEN Bank, Orlando, Florida
www.firstgreenbank.com
Twitter:  @GreenBankCEO @FirstGreenBank

2018 Regional Award Winners

West

Stanley Wilmoth

President/CEO, Heritage Bank of Nevada, Reno, NV
www.heritagebanknevada.com



Central

Josh Rowland

CEO and Vice Chairman of Lead Bank, Kansas City, MO
www.lead.bank
Twitter: @JoshRowlandKC @Lead_Bank



East

Scott McComb

Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank, Whitehall, OH
www.heartland.bank
Twitter: @gscottmccomb @Heartlandbank



Nomination Criteria

Candidates are nominated via a website submission form. 

  • Any community banker, in any position can be nominated for the award. 
  • Self-nominations are accepted.
  • Anyone can nominate a community banker for consideration.
  • Videos are welcome: The nominator is welcome to submit a video submission if they choose.

Download tips for next year's nomination

Awards & Recognition

The 2018 ICBA Community Banker of the Year winner will:

  • Receive a prestigious crystal award
  • Be recognized by thousands of community bankers and financial industry advocates at the 2019 ICBA LIVE® convention in Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Will receive a complimentary registration for the 2019 ICBA LIVE convention.
  • The National Winner will receive complimentary airfare to the 2019 ICBA LIVE convention.
  • Be featured in the December 2018 Independent Banker® magazine.
  • Be announced in an ICBA press release.
  • Be featured in ICBA’s NewsWatch Today and Member Access e-newsletters.
  • Be recognized nationwide as a community bank superhero.


Past Winners

The 2017 ICBA Community Banker of the Year is:

Joe Fazio

Chairman/CEO
Commerce State Bank
West Bend, WI

2017 ICBA Community Banker of the Year


2017 Regional Award Winners

West

Christopher Palmer

President/COO
Pioneer Bank
Roswell, NM

Christopher Palmer Community Banker of the Year




Central

Peter Nelson

President
Glenwood State Bank
Glenwood, MN

Peter Nelson Community banker of the Year



East

Kathy Underwood

President/CEO
Ledyard Bank
Hanover, NH

Kathy Underwood Community Banker of the Year


2016 Winners

Community Banker
of 2016


Jeff Oody

President/CEO
Community State Bank
Starke, FL


Regional Award Winner
West

Benjamin Nelson

Senior Vice President
D.L. Evans Bank
Burley, ID


Regional Award Winner
Central

Todd Langenfeld

President and CEO
Farmers Trust & Savings Bank
Earling, IA


Regional Award
Winner
East

Michael Kochenour

Chairman/CEO
York Traditions Bank
York, PA