Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2020) — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), today announced Lilly Thomas’ promotion to executive vice president and senior regulatory counsel, effective March 1, 2020. Her promotion comes as ICBA restructures its regulatory team as Viveca Ware, group executive vice president for regulatory policy, retires on Feb. 28, 2020.
“Lilly is a dedicated and highly-respected member of the government relations team whose leadership and expertise helps advance key issues before policymakers in line with ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish,” said Karen Thomas, senior executive vice president, government relations and public policy.
“ICBA congratulates Lilly on her well-deserved promotion and is exceptionally grateful to Viveca Ware for 30 years of dedicated service to the community banking industry. She will be greatly missed by our staff and our members, but we wish her all the best as she moves forward to this next chapter.”
Thomas’ expanded role reflects increasing responsibilities since joining ICBA in 2009 as regulatory counsel. In her new role she will oversee several ICBA regulatory policy priorities including, consumer financial services, compliance, cybersecurity, data security, privacy, the Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering, and fair lending.
She is a graduate of the University of Maryland and has her juris doctorate from Vermont Law School.
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 three 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.