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Valerie Utsey Joins ICBA as Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Mar 31, 2021
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that Valerie Utsey has joined the association as executive vice president and chief human resources officer.

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ICBA Urges Caution on Facebook's Libra Proposal

Jul 16, 2019
ICBA called on policymakers to be extremely cautious about allowing Facebook to proceed with its proposed Libra digital currency.

ICBA Securities Appoints New Community Bank Board Members

Jul 12, 2019
ICBA Securities Inc., the broker-dealer subsidiary of ICBA, today announced the appointments of ICBA Vice Chairman Bob Fisher, president and CEO, Tioga State Bank, Spencer, N.Y., and Jack Hopkins, president and CEO, CorTrust Bank, Mitchell, S.D., to its board of directors.

TCM Bank Promotes Kenneth Singh to Chief Financial Officer

Jul 9, 2019
TCM Bank, N.A., the credit card bank of ICBA Bancard®, which is the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, today announced the promotion of Kenneth Singh from controller to chief financial officer.

ICBA Bancard Hires Vice President, Client Relations Manager

Jul 8, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payment services subsidiary of ICBA, today announced Heather Sullivan as vice president of client relations.

Washington Banker Elected ICBA Bancard Chairman

Jun 28, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of ICBA, announced today the election of Gregory Deckard, president, chairman and CEO of State Bank Northwest in Spokane Valley, Wash., as chairman of its board of directors.

ICBA Statement on Executive Order to Promote Affordable Housing

Jun 25, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on President Donald Trump's executive order to promote affordable housing development.

ICBA Bancard Announces New Hire, Promotions

Jun 20, 2019
ICBA Bancard, the payment services subsidiary of ICBA, names executive vice president of operations and announces promotions in its relationship management department.

Call Report Final Rule Fails to Meet Intent of Congress

Jun 17, 2019
ICBA said today's interagency final rule to implement quarterly reporting relief required by law fails to meet the intent of Congress.

ICBA Announces IT, Human Resources and Marketing Promotions

Jun 14, 2019
ICBA today announced five new promotions in recognition of their efforts to help create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.

ICBA Forms Task Force on Credit Union Acquisitions

Jun 10, 2019
ICBA announced the formation of a new task force on the disturbing trend of large credit unions increasing their taxpayer-subsidized footprint by buying up smaller, taxpaying community banks.

ICBA Independent Banker Names Community Banking’s 40 Under 40

Jun 10, 2019
Independent Banker, ICBA's award-winning monthly publication, 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 Grows Member Relations, Advocacy and Marketing Departments

Jun 7, 2019
ICBA today announced four new hires in support of ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.

ICBA Urges Congress to Investigate Credit Union Abuses

Jun 5, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today called on Congress to investigate the National Credit Union Administration's failure to prevent credit union lending abuses.

ICBA and Kasasa Renew Preferred Service Provider Agreement

Jun 5, 2019
ICBA and Kasasa announced today that they have extended their Preferred Service Provider relationship.

ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Alumni Invest Sou Sou Wins Best of Show at Finovate

May 30, 2019
ICBA and The Venture Center celebrate this year’s Finovate Best of Show winner, Invest Sou Sou. Invest Sou Sou was a member of the inaugural ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort and won the program’s MVP award.

Media Advisory: ICBA Marks One-Year Anniversary of S.2155 Passage

May 21, 2019
This week marks the one-year anniversary of the signing of the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S.2155).

Community Banker University Launches Principles of Banking

May 16, 2019
ICBA Community Banker University has expanded its community bank continuing education offerings to include its newest online certificate program, The Principles of Banking.

ICBA Inks Deal with Avannis For Survey Management

May 16, 2019
ICBA has selected Avannis as its newest Preferred Service Provider. Avannis specializes in experience management tools that provide community banks insight into their customers point of views on a range of topics.

ICBA Promotes Laura Norrell to Director, Vendor Relations

May 14, 2019
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the promotion of Laura Norrell to director of vendor relations.

ICBA Announces 2019 Community Banking Policy Priorities

Apr 29, 2019
ICBA today announced its top legislative and regulatory priorities for 2019.

Community Bankers in Washington This Week

Apr 29, 2019
Community bankers from all corners of the country are in Washington this week for meetings with lawmakers as part of the ICBA 2019 Capital Summit.

ICBA to CFPB: Study Risks of Small-Business Data Collection

Apr 24, 2019
ICBA called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to identify potential benefits and burdens before rules are promulgated, including forthcoming rules on small-business data collection.

Community Banks Are the Megabank Alternative

Apr 10, 2019
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today’s House Financial Services Committee hearing on holding megabanks accountable.

ICBA Announces 2019-20 Executive Committee

Mar 21, 2019
ICBA today announced the election of its 2019-20 Executive Committee during the 2019 ICBA LIVE® national convention in Nashville.

New ICBA Chairman’s Message to Community Bankers: Fight to Promote the Community Banking Model

Mar 21, 2019
Incoming ICBA Chairman Preston Kennedy encouraged 2019 ICBA LIVE® national convention attendees to exert their political influence to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.