Washington, D.C. (Jan. 12, 2022) — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced the hire of Nicole Neumann as assistant vice president of member relations. In this role she will work with ICBA’s member relations officers to educate existing and prospective members about the benefits of ICBA and how the association can assist them in achieving their business goals and objectives.
“Nicole’s experience, banking knowledge and interpersonal skills make her well suited to help our members take full advantage of the resources available through their membership with ICBA,” said Loughlin Cleary, executive vice president of member relations. “We are pleased to welcome Nicole, a dynamic and experienced professional to the ICBA member relations team.”
Neumann replaces Michael Lahr, who is retiring on Jan. 14, after 25 years of service to the community banking industry.
She has more than 16 years of experience delivering financial service products and solutions to community banks and most recently served as a senior account manager in community banking compliance solutions at Wolters Kluwer, aligning banks with compliance and legal resources, documentation, and software.
Neumann has an associate of applied science degree from St. Cloud Technical College.
ICBA is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of the nation’s community banks. Members also have access to ICBA’s award winning publications that inform members about the trends and issues affecting the financial industry, such as ICBA Independent Banker magazine, ICBA NewsWatch Today and Member Access e-newsletters, and ICBA’s premier networking event, ICBA LIVE®, taking place Feb. 27-March 3 in San Antonio this year.
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 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.