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ICBA Securities Announces New Board Member

ICBA Press Release Banner 2020

Washington, D.C. (July 28, 2020) — ICBA Securities, the broker-dealer subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced that Jerry Walker, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico, was elected to the ICBA Securities board of directors.

“We are honored to welcome Jerry to the ICBA Securities board of directors,” said ICBA Securities Chairman Dennis Doyle, president and CEO of Great Midwest Bank in Brookfield, Wisconsin. “Jerry’s extensive banking experience combined with his reputation as a thought leader and champion of our industry will be invaluable in our work to ensure community bankers continue to operate from a position of strength in their faithful service to their customers and communities.”

For nearly 25 years Walker has steered the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico’s political, regulatory, educational and administrative functions for the benefit of community bankers in the state.

Prior to this appointment he served as president and CEO of the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico, a statewide business advocacy organization. Walker is also a former state legislator who served two terms in the New Mexico House of Representatives.   

Serving on the ICBA Securities board of directors with Doyle and Walker are Leon Blankstein, president, CEO and director of American Business Bank, Los Angeles; Bob Fisher, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank, Spencer, New York; Scott Heitkamp, president of ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas; Jack Hopkins, president and CEO of CorTrust Bank, Mitchell, South Dakota; and Kathryn Underwood, president and CEO of Ledyard National Bank, Hanover, New Hampshire.

For more information about ICBA Securities, visit www.icbasecurities.com


About ICBA Securities
ICBA Securities, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICBA, specializes in providing quality investment products, services and education to community banks to help to create and maintain a high performing investment portfolio through its endorsed broker-dealer Vining Sparks. For more information on ICBA Securities, visit www.icbasecurities.com.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.