Rebeca Romero Rainey

Rebeca Romero Rainey: Let’s bring people together

“With a heart led by compassion, let’s ask ourselves a question: Who do we want to be when we grow up?” At times in our country, true independence has arisen from points of crisis—critical moments in time that require us to listen and reflect. Just think about the foundation of our nation so many years […]

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: Leadership is about teamwork

“Well-executed leadership is less about marching to your own beat and more about creating a well-choreographed team play.” Remember that childhood game follow-the-leader where one person directed, and the others walked in line? Well, it was not a favorite of mine, and I could never quite pinpoint why. As I’ve moved forward in my career, […]

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: Do today for tomorrow

“As community bankers, making the next right choice today will ensure we have a strong, flourishing future.” We have entered a challenging environment, to say the least. Our banks have been dramatically affected by COVID-19, but without a doubt, we will weather this storm, because we build our model on relationships that stand the test of […]

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: Tell your incredible story

“You’ve got an incredible story to tell, and ICBA is honored to help you tell it.” Community Banking Month holds a special place in my heart. It began early in my career at Centinel Bank of Taos. Every April, I would visit local elementary schools to speak about community banking. And let me tell you, […]

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: A world of opportunity

“Today’s technology environment opens the door to a world of opportunity for community bankers.” Welcome to Independent Banker’s ICBA LIVE 2020 issue! It’s amazing that we’re already celebrating our first convention of a new decade. As a child, the concept of the year 2020 seemed so far-fetched. Fueled by visions of flying cars and robot maids […]

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Rebeca Romero Rainey: We make every day better

“Community banks work hard to ensure that every day is just a little bit better than the last.” As community bankers, we strive for excellence. We are always looking for ways to build upon the strong foundation we’ve set, whether through the products we offer our customers, the services we bring to the community or […]