Washington Banker Elected ICBA Bancard Chairman


Washington, D.C. (June 28, 2019)—ICBA Bancard, the payments services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (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. 

“Since its founding, ICBA Bancard has remained focused on ensuring community banks like State Bank Northwest remain at the forefront of payment innovation and in step with the evolving needs of our customers,” Deckard said. “I’m honored to represent ICBA Bancard’s clients, which generate more than $29 billion in annual sales, and welcome the opportunity to work alongside ICBA Bancard on critical payments initiatives that will help shape our industry for years to come.”

Deckard has been a community banker for 35 years and has a long history of ICBA-related service. He is chairman of the Legislative Issues Committee, a member of ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board, a former member of TCM Bank’s board of directors, and previously served on ICBA’s board of directors. He is past chairman of ICBA’s Policy Development and Regulatory Review committees, and he was a member of the ICBA Services Network’s board of directors.

“ICBA Bancard is proud to welcome Greg as chairman of the board,” ICBA Bancard President and CEO Tina Giorgio said. “His experience running a successful small business and his demonstrated commitment to his customers and community make him an ideal choice to help ensure community banks retain their rightful seat at the payments table. We thank Greg and our entire ICBA Bancard board for their service on behalf of our industry.”

Also serving on the ICBA Bancard board of directors with Deckard are Ruth Christopher, executive vice president and CFO, Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, N.M.; Chris Doyle, president and CEO, Texas First Bank, Texas City, Texas; Matthew Ruge, executive director, Missouri Independent Bankers Association, Liberty, Mo.; Samuel Vallandingham, president and CEO, First State Bank, Barboursville, W.Va.; William West, president and CEO, Bank of Tampa, Fla.; and Tim Zimmerman, CEO, Standard Bank, Monroeville, Pa., who also serves as ICBA immediate past chairman.

To learn more about ICBA Bancard, visit www.icba.org/bancard.

About ICBA Bancard

ICBA Bancard® is the wholly owned payment services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America. ICBA Bancard’s community bank issuers generated $29.3 billion in sales volume in 2018 and are ranked collectively as the 24th largest credit card portfolio in the United States. ICBA Bancard enables thousands of community banks to provide competitive credit card, debit card, ATM and merchant processing solutions. The company also provides exclusive services to issuers including its Fraud Loss Protection Plan, marketing support, and product education. For more information, visit www.icbabancard.org.


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 www.icba.org.