ICBA Announces Nominations for 2021-22 Board of Directors

Jan. 20, 2021

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Community banker national leadership to be formally elected in conjunction with ICBA Connect in March

Washington, D.C. (Jan. 20, 2021) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the nominees to serve on its 2021-22 board of directors. ICBA’s current board will vote on the nominations in conjunction with ICBA Connect, a virtual community banking event, which will be held March 9-10.

"ICBA’s Nominating Committee has selected an outstanding slate of talented and respected volunteer leadership bankers to serve on our Board of Directors, a critical role especially during this unique time as community banks across the nation continue to step up to support their customers and communities through times of challenge," ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. "We look forward to working with these fiercely dedicated community banking advocates and to their election at our annual meeting preceding ICBA Connect."

Nominations for the 2020-21 ICBA board of directors and their respective positions include:

  • Chairman: Robert M. Fisher, chairman, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y.
  • Chairman-elect: Brad M. Bolton, president, CEO and senior lender of Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, Ala.
  • Vice Chairman: Russell L. Laffitte, CEO, Palmetto State Bank in Hampton, S.C.
  • ICBA President and CEO: Rebeca Romero Rainey of Washington, D.C.
  • Treasurer: Gregory S. Deckard, chairman and CEO of State Bank Northwest in Spokane Valley, Wash.
  • Secretary: Tim R. Aiken, president and CEO of Union Bank Inc., in Middlebourne, W.Va.
  • Immediate Past Chairman: Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn.
  • Past Chairman: Preston L. Kennedy, president and CEO of Zachary Bancshares Inc. in Zachary, La.
  • Past Chairman: Timothy K. Zimmerman, senior executive vice president and COO of Standard Bank, PaSB in Monroeville, Pa.
  • Past Chairman: R. Scott Heitkamp, president and CEO of ValueBank Texas in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Consolidated Holdings Chairman: Jack A. Hartings, chairman of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio
  • At-large Director and Federal Delegate Board Representative: Thomas E. Bates Jr., president and CEO of Legends Bank in Clarksville, Tenn.
  • At-large Director and Federal Delegate Board Representative: Douglas J. Ouellette, chief community banking officer of Mercantile Bank of Michigan in Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
  • At-large Director: Mark Hesser, president of Pinnacle Bancorp Inc. in Omaha, Neb.
  • At-large Director: Jill Sung, president and CEO of Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York, N.Y.
  • Bank Education Committee Chairman: Kathryn G. Underwood, president and CEO of Ledyard National Bank in Hanover, N.H.
  • Bank Operations and Payments Committee Chairman: G. Scott McComb, chairman and CEO of Heartland Bank in Whitehall, Ohio
  • Bank Services Committee Chairman: Lucas White, president of The Fountain Trust Co. in Covington, Ind.
  • ICBPAC Chairman: Shon B. Myers, chairman, president and CEO of Farmers & Merchants Bank in Miamisburg, Ohio
  • Policy Development Committee Chairman: Alice P. Frazier, president and CEO of Bank of Charles Town, W.Va.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 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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