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ICBA Promotes Sherry Larson to SVP, Controller

Apr 18, 2019

Krista Royal Joins as Vice President, Tax and Financial Analysis

Washington, D.C. (April 18, 2019)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced the promotion of Sherry Larson to senior vice president and controller. She will oversee the preparation, organization and ongoing analysis of all financial information affecting ICBA and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies. Also, Krista Royal has joined ICBA as vice president of tax and financial analysis. She will be responsible for the tax preparation, reporting and compliance functions for ICBA, its subsidiaries, and affiliated companies.

“ICBA congratulates Sherry on her well-deserved promotion and is pleased to welcome Krista to the ICBA accounting team,” said Tricia Hopkins, ICBA senior executive vice president and chief financial officer. “Collectively they bring more than 40 years of accounting expertise, which will be utilized to help further refine our processes and identify efficiency opportunities so we can continue to optimize ICBA’s performance.”

Since joining ICBA in 2018 as vice president of financial analysis and budget, Larson has taken on expanded responsibilities and will continue to coordinate and prepare the annual budget, compile and distribute monthly ICBA department and subsidiary company reports, develop forecasts, and perform other financial analyses, as appropriate. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from the University of Evansville in Indiana and a Master of Business Administration from St. Cloud State University. She is a certified public accountant.

Royal brings extensive corporate and public accounting experience to her new role, serving most recently as controller and in-charge tax manager at Clifton Larson Allen. A certified public accountant, Royal has a Bachelor of Arts in business management from The University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Bentley University in Waltham, Mass.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $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


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