Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2021) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced today that Kristina Morris has joined as director of innovation. In this role Morris will work with the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator cohort, leading portfolio management activities and program development to support ICBA’s overall innovation strategy.
“We’re pleased to welcome Kristina as we continue to enhance our ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program to meet community bank business challenges and opportunities,” ICBA Senior Executive Vice President Community Bank Solutions Kevin Tweddle said. “Kristina’s experience in developing, launching and growing new and existing programs will be instrumental in leveraging the connections forged through this program as our member banks grow, prosper and evolve as part of their innovation journey.”
Morris most recently served as project manager for FinTech Atlanta, where she was responsible for driving and supporting the organization’s mission to develop Atlanta as a global hub for financial technology. Before her work with FinTech Atlanta, she held several roles, including program officer at The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta and business development manager at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta.
Morris has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Women’s Studies from Emory University. She received her Master of Business Administration from the Terry College of Business at The University of Georgia and serves on the board of the University of Georgia Alumni Association, Atlanta Chapter as director of community service.
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.