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North Dakota, Texas and South Carolina Community Bankers Join the Board

Washington, D.C. (June 14, 2021) — ICBA Reinsurance, the captive reinsurance company of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced the election of Jack Hartings, chairman of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio, as chairman of the ICBA Reinsurance board of directors.

Sarah Getzlaff, CEO of Security First Bank of North Dakota in New Salem, N.D.; John T. McElyea, senior vice president of Amarillo National Bank in Amarillo, Texas; and Teresa Taylor, executive director of the Independent Banks of South Carolina, were also elected to the board.

“ICBA Reinsurance is pleased to have such knowledgeable and committed community bank leaders serving on our board,” ICBA Reinsurance President and CEO Steve Ello. “Sarah, John and Teresa are exceptional talents with a vast array of experience and expertise. Jack, who previously served as treasurer, is well-positioned to lead the board and direct our efforts to further enhance the value of ICBA Reinsurance for the benefit of our members and their customers.”

Jack A. Hartings is chairman of the Consolidated Holdings Board and Services Network Board. He previously served as ICBA chairman from 2015-16 and ICBA treasurer from 2010-12. Getzlaff is chairman of ICBA’s Housing Finance Committee and serves on the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking. McElyea serves on the ICBA Bank Services Committee, and Taylor serves on ICBA’s Federal Delegate Board.

About ICBA Reinsurance

ICBA Reinsurance is a credit insurance program you can trust with a proven record of success and profitability. A wholly owned subsidiary of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), the nation's voice for community banks, ICBA Reinsurance is run by community bankers for the benefit of community bankers. ICBA Reinsurance wrote its first piece of business in 1999, has paid 19 consecutive dividends to participating banks and is backed by the strength of ICBA's more than 90 years of providing community bankers with quality products and services. For more information, visit www.icba.org/reinsurance/index.cfm.

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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