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ICBA Names Loughlin Cleary To Head Member Relations Team

Jan 22, 2019
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Washington, D.C. (Jan. 22, 2019)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the promotion of Loughlin Cleary to executive vice president, business development, effective Feb. 1, 2019. Cleary, who is currently vice president of member relations for ICBA’s Northeast region, will lead national initiatives to broaden member engagement with ICBA’s state-of-the-art educational programs and its extensive network of products and services tailored specifically for community bankers.

“Since joining ICBA in 2016, Loughlin has served a pivotal role in expanding ICBA’s membership footprint in the Northeast region,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Loughlin’s industry expertise and exceptional ability to serve our members is an asset to ICBA as we continue to expand the value we bring to our members and help them achieve their business goals. We are thrilled to announce Loughlin’s promotion to lead our dedicated and talented member relations team and wish him all the best in his expanded role.” 

Prior to joining ICBA, Cleary worked for a retail bank and a trust company and spent 17 years at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, where he served in various roles including sales, financial management and product development. Most recently, Loughlin served as vice president, member solutions manager. Cleary is a graduate of Dickinson College and has his Master of Business Administration from Boston College.

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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