ICBA Statement on Nomination of Jelena McWilliams for FDIC Chairman ​

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Washington, D.C (Dec. 1, 2017)—Scott Heitkamp, chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and president and CEO of ValueBank Texas in Corpus Christi, and Camden R. Fine, ICBA president and CEO, issued the following statement on the nomination of Jelena McWilliams for Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chairman.

“ICBA congratulates Jelena McWilliams on her nomination as FDIC chairman. McWilliams’ financial services experience, and regulatory and policy background, offer a unique perspective useful in navigating the complex issues facing the community banking industry. 

“ICBA urges the Senate to promptly confirm McWilliams and looks forward to working with her to help alleviate crushing regulatory burden so community banks can fulfill their critical mission and help drive economic growth and prosperity for thousands of towns and cities nationwide.”

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