Washington, D.C. (April 29, 2020) — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced today Joel Williquette’s hire as senior vice president of operational risk policy. In this role he will advocate ICBA’s policy positions related to cybersecurity, data security and operational risk before key policymakers and build coalitions with key stakeholders.
“We are pleased to welcome Joel, a well-known and highly respected thought leader, to the government relations team,” ICBA Senior Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Karen Thomas said. “Joel’s unique skill set, including more than a decade of experience as a risk professional, will serve ICBA and the nation’s 5,000 community banks in helping to ensure the safety of the financial services sector while defending consumers against data and cybersecurity threats.”
Williquette’s extensive operational and risk management expertise spans more than 30 years, and includes senior roles at several financial institutions, including Capital Credit Union in Green Bay, Wis., where he served as vice president and chief information officer and Bank of Luxenberg, where he worked for eight years and was senior vice president of information technology.
Williquette is National Cyber Exercise Committee Co-chair for the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) and serves on the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) Community Institution Council.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology management and a Master of Science in business management from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
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.