Minnesota Banker Elected ICBA Chairman

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Wilcox of Grand Rapids to serve the nation’s community banks

Orlando, Fla. (March 11, 2020) — Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn., was elected chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) for 2020-21. His term begins March 12 at the conclusion of the ICBA LIVE®national convention in Orlando.

“I’m proud to be asked to serve as ICBA chairman and represent the interest of the nation's community banks," said Wilcox. "Community banks are the front porch of their communities and the work they do locally makes an unparalleled positive impact on their local economy and the customers they so proudly serve.”

Wilcox serves in many leadership roles at ICBA. He is chairman of the Executive Committee and the board of directors. He is a member of ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board and its Policy Development and Nominating committees, and he serves as Executive Committee liaison to the Legislative Issues committee and the Minority Bank Council. He is also an ex-officio member of ICBA Consolidated Holdings and Services Network board of directors.

Wilcox is also a civic leader in the Grand Rapids community. He is a current director and former chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota. He also serves on the Reif Arts Council and is past chairman of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation and the Itasca County Family YMCA.

“I am very excited for the great work Noah will do in his new role as ICBA chairman,” said ICBA Immediate Past Chairman Preston Kennedy, president and CEO of Zachary Bancshares Inc. in Zachary, La. “His experience and leadership will serve as tremendous assets in guiding the future and direction of ICBA.”

ICBA is the only national advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With the high-tech, high-touch banking services that consumers expect, community banks offer the best financial-services options for millions of consumers, small businesses and agricultural enterprises.

For more information, including a biography for Wilcox, visit ICBA’s website.

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $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.