Fine “helping to ensure that community banks have allies on both sides of the aisle”
Washington, D.C. (Nov. 2, 2016)—Camden R. Fine, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the nation’s voice for community banks, was named a top lobbyist by The Hill on its annual list of the most influential advocacy leaders. Fine has been named to the list every year since 2008. Today’s story by The Hill says, “Fine has been the group’s energetic leader since 2004, helping to ensure that community banks have allies on both sides of the aisle.”
“As a former community banker, it is a privilege to advocate for the nation’s nearly 6,000 community banks, which make their communities stronger one loan at a time,” Fine said. “I share this honor with our community bankers who volunteer their time, effort and passion for the industry, along with our dedicated lobbying staff that tirelessly advocate for community banks every day. I look forward to continuing our advocacy and gaining crucial regulatory relief for community banks so they can continue to help their communities prosper for generations to come.”
Fine joined ICBA in May 2003 and was named president and CEO in 2004. A native Missourian, Fine previously chartered and organized Midwest Independent Bank in Jefferson City, Mo., and served as its president and CEO for nearly 20 years. In addition, he owned MainStreet Bank of Ashland, Mo., a $50 million-asset community bank in central Missouri. An active member of ICBA prior to becoming the association’s president and CEO, Fine served on the ICBA board of directors, the ICBA Bancard board, and several ICBA standing committees.
Fine is currently leading the charge on a host of issues critical to the community banking sector, including much-needed community bank regulatory relief advanced in ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity platform. He also continues to advocate uniform national data-security standards, an end to taxpayer subsidies for credit unions and Farm Credit System entities, and reforming the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s governance structure.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 6,000 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services.