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Washington, D.C. (March 8, 2022) — The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), announced today the hire of Jennifer Newman as assistant vice president of congressional relations. In this role she will help advocate ICBA’s policy positions with key members of Congress and regulators.

“Jennifer’s Capitol Hill experience makes her well suited to help further advance ICBA’s advocacy priorities and showcase the important role of the nation’s community banks in maintaining a diverse and healthy financial services sector,” ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Congressional Relations and Strategy Paul Merski said. “We’re pleased to welcome Jennifer to the ICBA’s congressional relations team. Her talents will be put to good use as we promote ICBA policy positions for the benefit of consumers and local communities nationwide.”

Prior to joining ICBA, Newman served as a legislative assistant for Sen. John Kennedy’s (R-La) office, where she tackled policy issues in support of the Senator's work on the Senate Banking Committee. She also previously worked for Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) where she handled diverse issues related to appropriations, budget, banking, housing, small business, tax, and transportation.

Newman received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va..

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 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.