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Washington, D.C. (July 22, 2022) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that Andrew Hipolit has joined its government relations team as assistant vice president, financial policy, research, and advocacy. In this role, Hipolit will conduct financial policy research and analyses to promote the community banking industry and advance the policy objectives of the association.

“We’re pleased to welcome Andrew to the team and look forward to sharing his community bank-focused financial policy research to showcase the unique role community banks serve in their local communities and the broader economy,” ICBA Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Government Relations and Public Policy Anne Balcer said. “Andrew’s experience working with industry stakeholders will be invaluable in supporting our members and ICBA’s mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.”

Before joining ICBA, Hipolit worked with the D.C. Department of Health, where he provided data consultation and analysis. He also served as a senior associate at investment bank Evercore, where he performed analysis of macroeconomics, monetary policy, financial markets, and politics, among other topics.

Hipolit holds a Bachelor of Arts in government and history from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute.

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 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.