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Alabama community banker Brad Bolton elected ICBA Chairman

San Antonio (March 3, 2022) — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced the election of its 2022-23 Executive Committee during the 2022 ICBA LIVE® national convention in San Antonio.

Brad M. Bolton, president, CEO and senior lender of Community Spirit Bank in Red Bay, Ala., was elected ICBA chairman and serves as chairman of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors. Joining Bolton on the ICBA Executive Committee are:

  • Chairman-elect: Derek B. Williams, president and CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Milledgeville, Ga.

  • Vice Chairman: Lucas White, president of The Fountain Trust Co. in Covington, Ind.

  • ICBA President and CEO: Rebeca Romero Rainey of Washington, D.C.

  • Treasurer: Sarah Getzlaff, CEO of Security First Bank of North Dakota in Bismarck, N.D.

  • Secretary: Tim R. Aiken, president and CEO of Union Bank Inc., in Middlebourne, W.Va.

  • Immediate Past Chairman: Robert M. Fisher, chairman, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y.

  • Past Chairman: Noah W. Wilcox, president, CEO and chairman of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn.

  • Past Chairman: Preston L. Kennedy, president and CEO of Zachary Bancshares Inc. in Zachary, La.

  • Consolidated Holdings Chairman: Jack A. Hartings, chairman of The Peoples Bank Co. in Coldwater, Ohio.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work alongside these exceptional bankers to ensure the voice of the nation’s community banks is well represented,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Our members go above and beyond for their customers and communities every day, so it’s only fitting that ICBA’s appointed leaders share those values and are unwavering in their dedication to ICBA’s mission of creating and promoting an environment where community banks flourish.”

For more information, including biographies for the ICBA Executive Committee, visit ICBA’s Press Room.

About ICBA

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) is the nation’s voice for community banks with its mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We are dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and innovative 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.