Valerie Utsey

Valerie Utsey

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Washington, DC


Valerie Utsey is executive vice president and chief human resources officer for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA). In this role, she is responsible for leading ICBA’s human capital strategy in the areas of talent acquisition, professional development, employee wellness to include mental, financial and health and work-life balance, employee engagement, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Utsey is results-driven human capital executive with more than 20 years of related experience. Prior to joining ICBA, she served as Chief People Officer for T-Rex Solutions, a leading IT professional services firm. In this role she created a positive professional experience that supports the development of employees, leading to T-Rex being recognized as a “A Best Place to Work” for 2020 by The Washington Post.

She has a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from Cleveland State University and a master’s degree in labor and human resources from The Ohio State University.