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ICBA Welcomes Scott Brown as Vice President of Member Relations

Jun 9, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced that Scott Brown has joined the association as vice president of member relations. Brown will assume the Southeast region territory from David Moore, who is retiring from ICBA on June 30 after 16 years.

ICBA Testifies on Promoting Inclusive Lending During Pandemic

Jun 3, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today testified before Congress on promoting inclusive lending during the pandemic by community development financial institutions, minority depository institutions, and other community banks.

ICBA, AIR and The Venture Center Gear Up for Second PPP Solutions Sprint

Jun 2, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, and The Venture Center, will host a second virtual event for community banks featuring fintech offerings to help solve for the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness process.

ICBA Independent Banker Unveils Community Banking Industry’s 40 Under 40

Jun 1, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today unveiled its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list.

ICBA, AIR, and The Venture Center Team Up to Tackle Next Phase of PPP Process

May 21, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation, and The Venture Center, today presented 12 high-impact fintech solutions tailored to help community banks navigate the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program for their small business customers

ICBA Issues Recommendations for Next Stimulus Package

May 21, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today provided comprehensive recommendations for Congress to consider including in the next legislative package responding to the coronavirus pandemic

ICBA Statement on Community Reinvestment Act Reform Rule

May 20, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on today's Office of the Comptroller of the Currency final rule to reform Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

ICBA Names Leah Edwards AVP, Member Relations

May 20, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today announced the promotion of Leah Edwards to assistant vice president of member relations, effective June 1. In this expanded role, Edwards will be responsible for member recruitment and engagement in Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

ICBA PPP Loan Campaign Connects Small Businesses with Community Banks While Funds Remain

May 18, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America today launched its Paycheck Protection Program loan campaign to connect the nation’s small businesses with local community banks that continue to offer these loans in the midst of COVID-19.

ICBA, AIR and The Venture Center to Host Virtual Showcase

May 18, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America, in partnership with AIR, the Alliance for Innovative Regulation and The Venture Center, will host a virtual event for community banks featuring fintech offerings to help solve the Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness process.

ICBA Statement on NCUA Change in Low-Income Methodology

May 8, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA president and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement on today's National Credit Union Administration changes to its low-income credit union designation.

ICBA Seeks Clarity on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

May 6, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA is calling on the Treasury Department and Small Business Administration to provide additional guidance to community banks and their borrowers on the process for obtaining forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans.

ICBA Bancard Names Octavia Washington AVP, Operations Analyst

May 4, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA Bancard, the payments subsidiary of the Independent Community Bankers of America, today announced that Octavia Washington has joined as assistant vice president and operations analyst.

ICBA Names Joel Williquette Senior Vice President, Operational Risk Policy

Apr 29, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America announced today Joel Williquette’s hire as senior vice president of operational risk policy.

ICBA to Treasury and SBA: Frustrated Community Bankers Need Access and Answers to SBA’s PPP Loan Processing

Apr 27, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement urging The Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration to allow community banks access to the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program loan processing system and to provide much needed answers to today’s technical issues with the PPP relaunch.

ICBA Statement on Paycheck Protection Program Relaunch

Apr 27, 2020 | Press Release
Independent Community Bankers of America President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued a statement on today's relaunch of the Paycheck Protection Program.

ICBA Statement on Fed Rule Eliminating Transfer Restrictions

Apr 24, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey issued the following statement on today's Federal Reserve Board interim final rule on Regulation D.

ICBA Statement on House Passage of Additional PPP Funding

Apr 23, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA released the following statement after the House sent bipartisan legislation to restart the Paycheck Protection Program to President Trump to be signed into law.

ICBA Statement on Senate Passage of Second Round of PPP Funding

Apr 21, 2020 | Press Release
ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey released the following statement after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that includes an additional $310 billion to restart the Paycheck Protection Program and an ICBA-advocated allocation for community banks.

Mary Randolph Gannon Joins ICBA as Vice President of Political Operations

Apr 21, 2020 | Press Release
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the hire of Mary Randolph Gannon as vice president of political operations. In this role Gannon will oversee the day-to-day responsibilities and operations of ICBPAC—ICBA’s political action committee—in alignment with ICBA’s policy objectives.