ICBA Press Release Banner 2020

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 23, 2020) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced several staff announcements, effective Jan. 1, 2021. The new titles and responsibilities reflect ICBA’s three-pronged focus on advocacy, innovation and education on behalf of the nation’s community banks. 

“We are delighted to recognize this talented group of professionals for their expertise, hard work and dedication in service of the nation's community banks, ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. "Their knowledge in their respective areas make them true assets to our organization and to the industry. I’m proud to count these exceptional individuals as part of our staff and look forward to leveraging their diverse skillsets to support our members in the new year and beyond."

The new titles and promotions include:

  • Alan Keller, senior vice president of legislative policy
  • Lawk Salih, vice president of infrastructure and digital solutions
  • Pam Wolbeck, vice president of infrastructure and services
  • Noah Yosif, assistant vice president of policy research and economist
  • Steven Estep, assistant vice president of operational risk
  • Kathy Gauger, assistant vice president of member relations
  • Tim Roy, director of housing finance policy
  • Audrey Cipriano, director of marketing strategy and execution
  • Michael DeVoll, director of marketing strategy and execution
  • Lori Braegelmann, director of database and software development
  • Chris Shrestha, help desk and junior security analyst

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.

With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 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.