Washington, D.C. (Nov. 30, 2023) — Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on the Conference of State Bank Supervisors announcement that Brandon Milhorn has been named its next president and CEO.

“ICBA and the nation’s community banks congratulate Brandon Milhorn for being named president and CEO of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors as well as James M. Cooper for his retirement from the state banking system. ICBA looks forward to working with Milhorn and CSBS as we continue to ensure that the community bank perspective shapes the policies that affect our industry and the customers and communities it serves.

“ICBA strongly supports a dual banking system that allows for a diversity of financial institutions and a balanced regulatory approach. We look forward to continuing our efforts to ensure state regulatory policies reflect the relationship-based community bank business model that helps local economies flourish.”

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America® has one mission: to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We power the potential of the nation’s community banks through effective advocacy, education, and innovation.

As local and trusted sources of credit, America’s community banks leverage their relationship-based business model and innovative offerings to channel deposits into the neighborhoods they serve, creating jobs, fostering economic prosperity, and fueling their customers’ financial goals and dreams. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at icba.org.