Washington, D.C. (April 21, 2020) — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the hire of Mary Randolph Gannon as vice president of political operations. In this role Gannon will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of ICBPAC—ICBA’s political action committee—in alignment with ICBA’s policy objectives.
“Mary Randolph is a well-respected and consummate professional and a welcomed addition to our team,” ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations Paul Merski said. “We look forward to leveraging her considerable experience on behalf of the nation’s community banks in supporting candidates that promote community bank-friendly policies that benefit Main Street.”
Gannon most recently served as senior manager of political and external affairs for the Edison Electric Institute, where she directed the association’s political strategy in accordance with its stated goals and objectives. She also has more than 10 years of experience on Capitol Hill, where she worked for a number of members of Congress, serving as director of operations for former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) and as director of scheduling and financial administrator for Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Rep. John Carter (R-Texas), and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.).
Gannon has a Bachelor of Science in communications and minor in political science from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
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.
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