ICBA Announces 2021-22 Executive Committee

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New York community banker Robert M. Fisher elected ICBA Chairman

Washington, D.C.  (March 10, 2021) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the election of its 2021-22 Executive Committee in conjunction with ICBA Connect, a virtual community banking event.

Robert M. Fisher, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y., was elected ICBA chairman and serves as chairman of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors. Joining Fisher on the ICBA Executive Committee are:

  • 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.
  • Consolidated Holdings Chairman: Jack A. Hartings, chairman of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio

“I am humbled and honored to work with this extraordinary group of community bankers as we continue to advocate, educate and innovate on behalf of the nation’s community banking industry,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “I’m looking forward to our work together, which will ensure ICBA’s mission of creating and promoting an environment where community banks flourish.”

For more information, including biographies for the ICBA Executive Committee, visit ICBA’s Press Room.

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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