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ICBA Independent Banker Names Community Banking’s 40 Under 40

Jun 10, 2019

New Emerging Community Bank Leader List

Washington, D.C. (June 10, 2019)Independent Banker® magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), announced the 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The first-annual award recognizes up-and-coming innovators, influencers, and civic servants that represent the future of community banking.

“ICBA congratulates these exceptional community bankers on their well-deserved recognition,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Their thoughtful and creative approach to serving their customers and communities are hallmarks of the community banking industry and illustrate the bright future that’s ahead for these leaders and the community banks they serve. I hope they continue to tell their story and encourage others to consider a future in this great industry.”

Ensuring tomorrow’s leaders are well-positioned to address today’s real-world challenges is central to ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. This focus is also the genesis behind ICBA’s LEAD FWD Summit, a two-day conference designed to cultivate bank talent and help supercharge bank efficiency. This year’s event, set for Sept. 16-17 in New Orleans, will feature the latest thought leadership on a range of topics that offer market-tested strategies that attendees can implement immediately for improved bank performance and enhanced customer service.

“Education and the advancement of community bank leaders will always be a driving force for ICBA,” said ICBA Group Executive Vice President, Community Banker University® Lindsay LaNore. “We will continue to create relevant education and training in service to our members who so boldly represent our industry.”

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $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

About Independent Banker

Independent Banker is the number-one source of community banking news for ICBA members. Published monthly, the magazine features best practices from experts, stories from community banks themselves, thought-provoking features and news of how ICBA is fighting for the industry on Capitol Hill. Learn more at


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