Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2021) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced today the hire of Jenna Burke as senior vice president and senior regulatory counsel. In this role, she will advocate ICBA’s community bank safety and soundness policy positions before regulators and Congress.
“As the driving force behind meaningful advocacy for the nation’s community banks, ICBA is pleased to announce the addition of Jenna Burke to our government relations team,” ICBA Senior Executive Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Karen Thomas said. “Jenna's experience in the financial services sector and success as an industry advocate will enhance our efforts to advance pro-community bank policies for the benefit of consumers and communities nationwide.”
Burke’s financial services lobbying and regulatory experience includes four years with the FDIC’s Consumer Enforcement Unit and three years with the Consumer Bankers Association. She most recently served as senior associate for Mitchell Sandler LLC, where she supported the law firm’s fintech, bank regulatory, and litigation practices.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Loyola University Chicago and earned her juris doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Burke is a certified anti-money laundering specialist and is a director for Women in Housing and Finance, Inc.
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.