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New York and Illinois Community Bank Leaders Join the Board

Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2022) — CRA Partners/USI Alliance, an ICBA subsidiary, today announced the election of G. Scott McComb, chairman, president and CEO of Heartland Bank in Whitehall, Ohio, as chairman of the USI Alliance board of directors. John Buhrmaster, president and CEO of 1st National Bank of Scotia, N.Y., and Kraig Lounsberry, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI), were also elected to the board.

“We’re pleased to have Scott as our new chairman, joining John and Kraig — all of whom are well-respected community bankers and civic leaders — as new board members,” said David Lenoir, president and CEO of CRA Partners. “Scott, John, and Kraig have served our industry with distinction for many years. Their unique perspectives and experiences will serve community banks as we seek investment opportunities that strengthen and support local communities.”

Scott McComb also serves on ICBA's Bank Operations and Payments Committee and on the ICBA Services Network board of directors. He previously served as ICBA Bancard’s chairman and on the TCM Bank board. John Buhrmaster sits on the ICBA ThinkTECH Selection Committee, is a past chairman of ICBA Bancard, and served as ICBA Chairman from 2014 to 2015. Before assuming the head position at CBAI in 2018, Kraig Lounsberry served as association vice president of governmental relations for CBAI.

Serving on the CRA Partners/USI Alliance board of directors with Buhrmaster, Lenoir, Lounsberry and McComb are David Hayes, vice chairman and CEO of Security Bank of Dyersburg, Tenn.; Rebeca Romero Rainey, president and CEO of ICBA; and Kevin Tweddle, senior executive vice president of community bank solutions of ICBA.

CRA Partners is a turnkey CRA compliance program powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, an ICBA subsidiary. The program helps community-focused banks earn Community Reinvestment Act credit for ensuring safe, secure senior living environments. Banks sponsor the protection of a local senior living facility by funding Senior Crimestoppers and other programs on educating and safeguarding senior citizens against theft, abuse, financial abuse and neglect.

For more information about USI Alliance, visit https://shcpfoundation.org.

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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 roughly 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding nearly $5.9 trillion in assets, over $4.9 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 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.