Lutat to lead member relations in Northeast region

Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2023)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the hire of Faith Lutat as vice president of member relations. In this role, Lutat will help educate existing and prospective members about the benefits of ICBA and how the association assists them in achieving their business goals and objectives.

“We are pleased to have Faith join ICBA’s Member Relations team,” said Bill Pusey, ICBA executive vice president of member relations. “Faith brings a tremendous level of experience and energy to the role. Her background as a community banker and a strategic partner to financial institutions will benefit community bankers across the Northeast region. This is part of ICBA’s guiding mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.”

Lutat resides in Connecticut and will support her home state, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Before joining ICBA, Lutat spent more than 20 years in the banking industry, encompassing various business development and marketing leadership roles at banks. More recently, she served for five years as an enterprise relationship manager with Fiserv.

Lutat received her bachelor’s and Master of Business Administration degrees from Mississippi College and completed the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University in 2014.

ICBA is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of the nation’s community banks. Members also have access to ICBA’s award-winning publications that inform members about the trends and issues affecting the financial industry, such as ICBA Independent Banker magazine and the ICBA NewsWatch Today and Member Access e-newsletters.

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 employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding $5.8 trillion in assets, $4.8 trillion in deposits, and $3.8 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