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Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2022)Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced its 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The award recognizes up-and-coming innovators, influencers, and civic servants that represent the future of community banking.

“ICBA congratulates and recognizes the success of these exemplary community bankers for their innovative spirit, along with their hard work and dedication as they continue to grow their potential and impact as community bankers,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Their determination and commitment to the values of community banking continues to make a positive impact on the customers and communities they serve.”

The feature story in the June issue of Independent Banker highlights how the 40 Under 40 honorees have overcome challenges and answered calls for innovation while staying true to the guiding principles of relationship banking that set community banking apart from others in the financial services space. Candidates were judged on character, leadership, community involvement, and innovation.

The article organizes the winners into the following community banking categories: marketers, paycheck protection program champions, innovative leaders, customer and community service advocates, and lenders and mentors. Bank technology services provider FIS, of Jacksonville, Fla., sponsored this year’s program.

Ensuring tomorrow’s leaders are well-positioned to address today’s real-world challenges is central to ICBA’s mission of creating and promoting an environment where community banks flourish. This foundation is also the impetus behind ICBA’s LEAD FWD Summit, a two-day leadership conference, scheduled for Sept. 12-13 in Fort Worth, Texas. The event is designed to cultivate community bank talent and features the latest thought leadership on a range of topics that offer market-tested strategies for improved bank performance and enhanced customer service.

“At ICBA we strive to contribute to the education and success of community banking leaders, which is why we consider it so important to highlight these honorees with our 40 under 40 Awards,” said ICBA Group Executive Vice President of Community Banker University® Lindsay LaNore. “We will continue to offer top-quality and suitable educational courses in support of our community banking members and the urban, suburban and rural communities across America they serve.”

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.

About Independent Banker

Independent Banker is the number-one source of community banking news for ICBA members. Published monthly, the magazine features best practices from experts, stories from community banks themselves, thought-provoking features and news of how ICBA is fighting for the industry on Capitol Hill. Learn more at www.independentbanker.org