Washington, D.C. (May 20, 2020) — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the promotion of Leah Edwards to assistant vice president of member relations, effective June 1. In this expanded role, Edwards will be responsible for member recruitment and engagement in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.
“Leah is a dedicated and highly-respected professional who provides tremendous support to community banks looking to leverage ICBA’s premier advocacy, education and innovation initiatives to address their business objectives,” ICBA Senior Executive Vice President of Community Bank Solutions Kevin Tweddle said. “We congratulate Leah on this well-deserved promotion and look forward to her continued contributions as part of ICBA’s member relations team.”
Edwards joined ICBA in 2018 as director of member relations. Her expanded role reflects increased responsibilities as she works to demonstrate ICBA’s value proposition and drive bottom-line results. Community banks in Edwards’ territory are invited to reach out at [email protected] to learn more about how they can fully leverage the value of their ICBA member benefits.
ICBA is the only national association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of the nation’s community banks. Through membership, community banks receive powerful advocacy, along with access to community bank-focused news and information, innovative products and services, and an extensive continuing education curriculum, which includes certification programs and events.
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.