Returning executive to focus on state, volunteer relations

Washington, D.C. (Dec. 8, 2023)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that Aaron Stetter is rejoining the organization in a newly created role as executive vice president, affiliate and volunteer relations. Stetter will set strategic direction and work cross-functionally to align priorities, enhance communication, and increase engagement across ICBA’s volunteer leaders and state-affiliated partners.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Aaron back to ICBA and leverage his talents as a respected and effective advocate and his ability to build effective coalitions while elevating community bank issues among key stakeholders,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “Aaron’s experience, industry relationships, and proven track record of success make him uniquely suited for this leadership role as he works with the ICBA team to power the potential of community bankers and our state affiliates nationwide.”

Stetter served in several roles during his previous 18-year tenure at ICBA, most recently as ICBA executive vice president of advocacy and strategic engagement, where he advocated ICBA’s policy priorities before Congress, the executive branch, and industry coalitions. He first joined ICBA in 2005 and has served as senior vice president of congressional relations and advocacy, vice president of congressional relations and grassroots outreach, and director of state relations. Immediately prior to rejoining ICBA, Stetter served as principal for Effective Advocacy Consulting, LLC.

Stetter is a sought-after thought leader and frequent speaker at industry events. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and political science from The State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Arts in public management from Johns Hopkins University.

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The Independent Community Bankers of America® has one mission: to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish. We power the potential of the nation’s community banks through effective advocacy, education, and innovation.

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