New Mexico Community Bank Leader Joins Board

Washington, D.C. (June 18, 2024) — ICBA CRA Solutions/USI Alliance, an ICBA subsidiary, today announced the election of Robert Fisher, chairman and president of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y. as chairman of the USI Alliance board of directors. Brett deMilliano, executive vice president and chief financial officer of First American Bank in Artesia, N.M. was also elected to the board.

“We’re pleased to welcome Bob and Brett — two well-respected and talented community bankers and civic leaders — as new board members,” said David Lenoir, president and CEO of ICBA CRA Solutions. “Both gentlemen have served our industry with distinction for many years and bring unique perspectives and talents that will aid our efforts to seek out opportunities that strengthen and support local communities.”

Fisher, a fifth-generation community banker also serves on ICBA's Executive Committee, board of directors, and is a past ICBA chairman. In addition, he serves on the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York board of directors and is a current member and past chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State.

As past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers Association of New Mexico, deMilliano also is a staunch supporter of community banking. He has been with First American Bank for over 14 years and serves as the ICBA New Mexico Federal Delegate.

Serving on the USI Alliance board of directors with deMilliano, Fisher and Lenoir are John Buhrmaster, president and CEO of 1st National Bank of Scotia, N.Y., Kraig Lounsberry, president and CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois, Rebeca Romero Rainey, ICBA president and CEO; and Kevin Tweddle, ICBA senior executive vice president of community bank solutions.

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