Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2024) — ICBA Payments, the payments-services subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), today announced the election to its board of directors of Jack A. Hartings, chairman of the Peoples Bank Co., in Coldwater, Ohio; Kraig Lounsberry, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois; and Andrew Silsby, president and CEO of Kennebec Savings Bank in Kennebec, Maine.

“We’re thrilled to have Jack, Kraig and Andrew — dedicated advocates for community banking — join us as we work to support ICBA Payments’ mission of keeping community banks in step with today’s dynamic payments industry and evolving consumer needs,” said Ruth Chrisopher, ICBA Payments chairman, board member for Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, N.M, and secretary of its holding company, Amador Bancshares Inc.

About the new board members:

  • Jack Hartings has served in various leadership roles at ICBA and was ICBA chairman in 2015-16. He also served as the former chairman of the ICBA Consolidated Holdings and Services Network board.

  • Kraig Lounsberry joined CBAI in 2008 and brings extensive experience from both the public and private sector, including roles at the Taxpayer’s Federation of Illinois, the Office of the Governor, and the Office of Banks and Real Estate.

  • Andrew Silsby has nearly four decades of banking experience, including 30 years at Kennebec Savings Bank. He is a respected civic leader and serves on numerous nonprofit boards within the bank's market areas.

Serving on the ICBA Payments board alongside Christopher, Hartings, Lounsberry, and Silsby are Chris Doyle, president and CEO of Texas First Bank in Texas City, Texas; Jacob Eisen, ICBA Payments president and CEO; and Sarah Getzlaff, CEO of Security First Bank of North Dakota in Bismarck, N.D.

About ICBA Payments

ICBA Payments, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), has been managing payments solutions for the nation's community banks since 1985. We help power the potential of ICBA members through payments-related innovation and education to help community banks navigate the payments ecosystem and select suitable offerings at favorable pricing—helping community banks compete and thrive. For more information, visit icbapayments.com.

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.