Incoming ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy encouraged 2019 ICBA LIVE® attendees to exert their political influence to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. Speaking to community bankers gathered in Nashville, Kennedy said community bankers are competitors who don’t roll over when faced with a challenge.
“We ask for nothing but a level playing field on which to compete,” said Kennedy. “In a fair fight, I like our chances. Because nobody—nobody—will ever love our customers, our employees, our shareholders and our communities the way we do.”
Kennedy urged community bankers to embrace the intrinsic value they offer as relationship lenders. As new ICBA chairman, he vowed to work alongside ICBA and its state affiliates to help community banks stay informed and innovative while retaining their sterling reputations.
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