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  • Feds Launch Small-Biz Cybersecurity Campaign

    Oct 19, 2018
    The Federal Trade Commission and other federal agencies launched a national education campaign to help small-business owners understand common cyber threats. The “Cybersecurity for Small Business” campaign features fact sheets, videos, and quizzes on topics such as ransomware, phishing, the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, and more.
  • Regulators Update BSA/AML Site

    Oct 19, 2018
    Federal financial regulators launched a redesigned site with information on Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering examination procedures. The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council updated its BSA/AML InfoBase site to improve navigation, enhance search capabilities, provide mobile-friendly capability, and allow users to download sections of the exam manual.
  • FDIC’s McWilliams Touts Transparency Initiative

    Oct 19, 2018
    FDIC Chairman Jelena McWilliams reiterated her agency’s focus on transparency in a speech before the International Association of Deposit Insurers. Noting the importance of public trust to an effective deposit-insurance system, McWilliams cited the FDIC’s new “Trust through Transparency” initiative.

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Main Street Matters Blog

  • ICBA Out Front on Community Bank Advocacy

    Just as community bankers establish symbiotic relationships with their customers and communities, ICBA and the community banking industry maintain strong bonds with policymakers of all political stripes who write the laws and regulations we live by.
  • Taking Stock of Your Core Processor Relationship

    Three banks sound off on using ICBA's Core Processor Resource Guide as a blueprint for managing this complex, critical and expensive technology investment and creating a strategic relationship in line with their business objectives.

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Aleis Stokes
SVP, Communications


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AVP, Communications,

Expert Bios

ICBA has several experts on staff who can discuss vital issues pertaining to our nation's Main Street community banks and the broader financial services sector. For more information about community banks, and to speak with one of ICBA staff experts, please contact Aleis Stokes, ICBA's senior vice president of communications at 202-821-4457 or