Our Team

ICBA’s professional staff provides thought leadership, effective advocacy, forward-thinking regulatory guidance, education and a wide array of banking solutions to help community banks thrive.

Executive Management Team



Rebeca Romero Rainey

ICBA President & CEO

Washington, DC

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Anne Balcer

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Government Relations and Public Policy

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Kevin Tweddle

SEVP, ICBA Innovation

Georgia

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Alex Galeano

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Washington, DC

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Lindsay E. LaNore

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Learning & Experience Officer

Minnesota

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Prabhash Shrestha

Group Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Strategy Officer

Washington, DC

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Rob Birgfeld

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

ICBA

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Valerie Utsey

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Washington, DC

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Tina Giorgio

ICBA Payments President and CEO

Washington, DC

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Advocacy



Anne Balcer

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief of Government Relations and Public Policy

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Government Relations Legislative

Paul G. Merski

Group Executive Vice President, Congressional Relations and Strategy

Washington, DC

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Alan Keller

Senior Vice President, Legislative Policy

Washington, DC

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Mark K. Scanlan

Senior Vice President, Agriculture and Rural Policy

Washington, DC

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Stephen Keen

Senior Vice President, Congressional Relations

Washington, DC

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Susan Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Congressional Relations

Washington, DC

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Sam Mayper

VP, Congressional Relations

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Scott Marks

Assistant VP, Congressional Relations

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John Coleman

Director, Advocacy

Washington, DC

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Government Relations — Regulatory

Christopher Cole

Executive Vice President, Senior Regulatory Counsel

Washington, DC

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Lilly Thomas

Executive Vice President, Regulatory Relations & Strategy

Washington, DC

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Ron Haynie

Senior Vice President, Housing Finance Policy

Washington, DC

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Jenna Burke

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Government Relations & Public Policy

Washington, DC

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Lance Noggle

Senior Vice President Operations, Senior Regulatory Counsel

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James Kendrick

First Vice President, Accounting and Capital Policy

Washington, DC

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Michael Emancipator

Senior Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel

Washington, DC

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Brian Laverdure

Senior Vice President of Digital Assets and Innovation Policy

Sauk Centre, MN

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Rhonda Thomas-Whitley

Senior Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel

ICBA

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Scott Anchin

Vice President, Senior Operational Risk and Payments Policy

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Kianga Lee

Vice President, Government Relations and Administrative Operations

Washington, DC

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Kari Mitchum

Vice President, Payments Policy

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Tim Roy

Assistant Vice President, Housing Finance Policy

Washington, DC

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Andrew Hipolit

Assistant Vice President, Financial Policy, Research and Advocacy

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Steven Estep

Assistant Vice President, Operational Risk

Washington, DC

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Mickey Marshall

Assistant Vice President and Regulatory Counsel

Washington, DC

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ICBA PAC

Mary Randolph Gannon

Vice President, Political Operations

Washington, DC

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Malissa Zimmerman

Malissa Zimmerman

Manager, Political Programs

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Member Services



Bill Pusey

Executive Vice President

Member Relations

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Office: 202-821-4471
Cell: 207-400-9446

Chip Lynch

Senior Vice President, Member Relations

Southwest Region AR, AZ, LA, NM, OK, TX

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Cell: 214-938-1209

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Scott Brown

Vice President, Member Relations

Southeast Region AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN

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Cell: 334-328-5731

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Tim Daly

Vice President, Member Relations

Great Lakes Region IL, IN, KY, MO, OH, WV

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Office: 219-464-1174
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Sean Murphy

Vice President, Member Relations

Midwest Region IA, KS, MI, NE, WI

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Office: 202-821-4406
Cell: 414-510-8458

Brandy Smallbrock

Senior Vice President, Member Relations

Northwest Region AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MN, MT, ND, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY

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Cell: 320-533-1467

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Leah Edwards

Vice President, Member Relations

Mid-Atlantic Region DC, DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA

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Office: 202-821-4387
Cell: 443-458-3338

Faith Lutat

Vice President, Member Relations

Northeast Region CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, VT

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Office: 202-821-4499

Kathy Gauger

Assistant Vice President, Member Relations

AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, LA, MN, MT, ND, NV, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WY

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Nicole Neumann

Assistant Vice President, Member Relations

IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MO, NE, OH, WI, WY

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Chris Gully

Assistant Vice President, Member Relations

AL, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, VA, VT

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Gail Serbus

Gail Serbus

Assistant Vice President

Lead Management

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Jeanie Klasen

Jeanie Klasen

Director, Member Engagement

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State Relations

Joe Schneider

Senior Vice President, State Relations

Washington, DC

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Marketing & Communications

Rob Birgfeld

Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

ICBA

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Aleis Stokes

Senior Vice President, Communications

Washington, DC

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Jana Jurukovska

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Washington, DC

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Thomas Warren

Vice President, Communications

Washington, DC

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Nicole Swann

Vice President, Communications

Washington, DC

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Mike DeVoll

Assistant Vice President, Marketing Strategy & Execution

Washington, DC

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Audrey Wright-Cipriano

Assistant Vice President, Marketing Strategy & Execution

Washington, DC

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Erika Brereton

Erika Brereton

Director, Marketing Project Management & Video Production

Washington, DC

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Bailey Yeager

Director, Marketing Strategy & Execution

Washington, DC

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Vanessa Hanson

Director, Digital and Social Engagement

Washington, DC

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Miguel Velarde

Miguel Velarde

Art Director

Austin, Texas

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Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald

Digital Marketing Specialist

Washington, DC

Caitlin Billings

Caitlin Billings

Content Marketing Specialist

Raleigh, NC

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Maria Amoruso

Maria Amoruso

Communications Manager

Washington, DC

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Edgar Castillo

Edgar Castillo

Web Content Specialist

Washington, DC

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Education



Lindsay E. LaNore

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Learning & Experience Officer

Minnesota

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Shirley Ringhand

SVP, Certification, Seminars, Webinars, and the Bank Director Program

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Mandy Snyder

Mandy Snyder

VP, Online Training, Products, and Compliance

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Julie Woida

Julie Woida

Seminar & Certification Specialist

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Cindy Salzl

Cindy Salzl

Programs and Webinar Specialist

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Lori Braegelmann

Lori Braegelmann

Online Training Specialist

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Laurel Worms

Laurel Worms

Universal Learning Specialist

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Jenny Forschen

Jenny Forschen

Education Content and Compliance Specialist

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Edith Peña

Senior Training and Development Specialist

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Meeting Planning & Convention

Jan Meyer

Executive Vice President, Sauk Centre Operations, Conventions and Meetings

Minnesota

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Jim Mastey

Senior Vice President, Conventions and Meetings

Minnesota

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Mark Traeger

Mark Traeger

Vice President, Conventions & Meetings

Minnesota

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Julie Kulzer

Julie Kulzer

Director, Conferences and Meetings

Minnesota

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Amy Rabon

Amy Rabon

Senior Meeting and Events Manager

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Ann Berling

Ann Berling

Events Coordinator, Meetings & Convention

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Missy Volkmann

Missy Volkmann

Events Coordinator

Meetings & Convention

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Katie Gottwald

Katie Gottwald

Convention Meetings Specialist

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Katy Messer

Katy Messer

Events Assistant

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Innovation, Financial Technology & Services



Kevin Tweddle

SEVP, ICBA Innovation

Georgia

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Charles E. Potts

EVP, Chief Innovation Officer

Georgia

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Tina Giorgio

ICBA Payments President and CEO

Washington, DC

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Wayne Miller

SVP, ICBA Ventures

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Damon Moorer

President and CEO

TCM Bank N.A.

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James L. Reber

ICBA Securities President and CEO

ICBA Securities

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David Lenoir

President & CEO

CRA Partners

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Kristina Morris

VP, ICBA Innovation

Georgia

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Stephanie Foster

Director

ThinkTECH Accelerator

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Amelia Wainscott

Program Coordinator, ThinkTECH Accelerator

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LaAndra Jones

LaAndra Jones

Solutions Program Manager

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Strategic Solutions Group

Adam Mahone

SVP, ICBA Innovation

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Laura Norrell

Laura Norrell

Director, ICBA Innovation

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Joey Arnone

Joey Arnone

Director, ICBA Innovation

Strategic Solutions Group

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Lauren White

Lauren White

Program Specialist, ICBA Innovation

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Operations/Administration



Human Resources

Valerie Utsey

Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Washington, DC

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Humaira Mir

Humaira Mir

Vice President, Human Resources

Washington, DC

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Susan Corsini

Susan Corsini

Human Resources Director

Washington, DC

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Johanna Tesfay

Human Resources Manager

Washington, DC

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Office & Administration

Alisa Parker

Alisa Parker

First Vice President, Administrative Services

Washington, DC

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Jena Wolgemuth

Jena Wolgemuth

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

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Finance

Alex Galeano

Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Washington, DC

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Sherry Jean Larson

Sherry Jean Larson

Senior Vice President & Controller

Minnesota

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Linda Heinze

Linda Heinze

Vice President, Accounting

Minnesota

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Sarah Snyder

Sarah Snyder

Vice President, Tax & Financial Analysis

Minnesota

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Kristin Winter

Kristin Winter

Vice President, Accounting Services

Minnesota

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Information Technology

Prabhash Shrestha

Group Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Strategy Officer

Washington, DC

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Pam Wolbeck

Pam Wolbeck

Vice President, Infrastructure & Services

Minnesota

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Antonio Ho

Antonio Ho

Vice President, Database/Application Development and Services

Washington, DC

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Ryan Hadley

VP, Data Analytics & Research

Washington, DC

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Mohamad Hamad

Director, Infrastructure, Security, and Support

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Patrick Riley

Patrick Riley

Database and Software Developer

ICBA

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