ICBA Press Release Banner 2020

Washington, D.C. (July 14, 2022) — ICBA Services Network, the business services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced that Thomas E. Bates Jr., president and CEO of Legends Bank in Clarksville, Tenn.; G. Scott McComb, chairman, president and CEO of Heartland Bank in Whitehall, Ohio; and Noah Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., both based in Grand Rapids, Minn., were elected to the ICBA Services Network board of directors.

“We are pleased that Tommy, Scott and Noah — all dedicated advocates for community banking — have joined the ICBA Services Network board,” said ICBA Services Network Chairman Jack Hartings, chairman of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio. “We look forward to utilizing their talents and unique perspectives to best serve ICBA's mission of creating and promoting an environment where community banks flourish.”

Thomas Bates has served on several ICBA committees over the years and currently serves as chairman of the ICBA Securities board of directors. He also serves as chairman of ICBA’s Safety and Soundness Committee and serves on ICBA’s Policy Development Committee.

Scott McComb serves on ICBA's Bank Operations and Payments Committee and is chairman of CRA Partners/USI Alliance, an ICBA subsidiary. He previously served as ICBA Bancard’s chairman and on the TCM Bank board.

Noah Wilcox serves on ICBA’s Executive Committee, board of directors and Federal Delegate Board. He is vice chairman of the ICBA Nominating Committee, a member of the Policy Development and ThinkTECH Selection committees, and Executive Committee liaison for ICBA’s Bank Education Committee. Wilcox served as ICBA Chairman from 2020 to 2021.

Serving on the ICBA Services Network board of directors with Bates, Hartings, McComb and Wilcox are Greg Deckard, president, chairman and CEO of State Bank Northwest in Spokane Valley, Wash.; Alice Frazier, president and CEO of Bank of Charles Town, W.Va.; Rebeca Romero Rainey, president and CEO of ICBA; Teresa Taylor, executive director of the Independent Banks of South Carolina in Chapin, S.C.; and William West, president and CEO of Bank of Tampa, Fla.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks with its mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We are dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and innovative 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.