Michael Emancipator

SVP and Senior Regulatory Counsel


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Michael Emancipator is senior vice president and senior regulatory counsel for the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) where he promotes ICBA positions before policymakers and advises ICBA community bankers on regulatory and industry changes. His areas of responsibility include consumer financial regulation and community development law.

Prior to joining ICBA, Emancipator served as senior regulatory affairs counsel for the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions. He also previously served as an assistant vice president at Callahan & Associates, a credit union data analytics firm. Additionally, he was first executive director of Advanced Energy District, a Cleveland Heights, Ohio based-firm focused on developing renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements for local businesses.

Emancipator holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio; a Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland; and is a member of the Ohio Bar Association.