ICBA Names Scott Marks as Assistant Vice President of Congressional Relations

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Washington, D.C. (June 30, 2022) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the hire of Scott Marks as assistant vice president of congressional relations. In this role he will help advocate ICBA’s policy positions before key legislative and regulatory policymakers. Marks will also highlight the important role of the nation’s community banks before industry stakeholders, including other financial groups, and the media.

“Scott is a great addition to ICBA’s congressional relations team as we work across the aisles to advance pro-community bank policies that benefit all Americans and safeguard the diversity of the financial services industry,” ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski said. “We look forward to working with him and leveraging his skill set and Capitol Hill experience to best serve community banks as we amplify their voice in Washington.”

Throughout his career, Marks has held roles focused on building and maintaining strategic relationships with policymakers and representing a wide range of organizations. Marks most recently served as government relations manager for the Transportation Intermediaries Association.

Marks has a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University in Business Administration and is pursuing his Master’s in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University.

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.