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Next Generation Advocacy

Next Generation Advocacy

A young David Mason learned a life lesson at ICBA’s advocacy summits: Washington’s policymakers really are listening By Tim Cook At age 31, David Mason is almost an old hand at Washington advocacy for community banking. He participated in ICBA’s Washington Policy Summit the last two years, joining hundreds of other community bankers across the country […]

15 min With … Mark A. Zaback

President and CEO of the $230 Million-Asset Jonah Bank of Wyoming, in Casper, Wyo. IB: Tell me about Jonah Bank of Wyoming. What’s your market like? Zaback: Jonah Bank opened in 2006 as a de novo. We have three locations, two in Casper and one in the state capital, Cheyenne. Natural resources drive the economy […]

15 min with … Mark A. Zaback

President and CEO of the $230 Million-Asset Jonah Bank of Wyoming, in Casper, Wyo. <strong>IB: Tell me about Jonah Bank of Wyoming. What’s your market like?</strong> <strong>Zaback:</strong> Jonah Bank opened in 2006 as a de novo. We have three locations, two in Casper and one in the state capital, Cheyenne. Natural resources drive the economy […]

15 min with … Megan Clubb

President and CEO of the $519 Million-Asset Baker Boyer Bank in Walla Walla, Wash. IB: Tell us about your community bank’s marketplace. Clubb: We are headquartered in Walla Walla, in southeastern Washington. The Walla Walla valley is a highly productive farming area. It’s also home to three colleges. Tourism is a growing part of the […]

Divide and Conquer

Janet Mueller tackles growing compliance burdens as a shared staffer for two Nebraska community banks By Elizabeth Judd Family-style meals, secrets and Kodak moments are all meant to be shared. Until quite recently, however, community bankers hadn’t quite wrapped their minds around the idea of sharing a compliance officer. The experience of a few Nebraska […]

Your Leadership Team

ICBA’s newly elected 2013–14 officers and executive committee members are ready to serve the nation’s community banks During the ICBA National Convention and Techworld last month, ICBA formally inducted a new slate of community bankers to serve as volunteer officers and executive committee members for 2013–14. Led this year by Chairman William A. Loving Jr. […]

Jimmy Wales

Innovator Interview

2013 ICBA National Convention and Techworld Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales talks about trusting and learning from people as an operational model You may not have heard of Jimmy Wales, but you’ve certainly heard of his most famous creation—Wikipedia, the free, digitally ubiquitous online encyclopedia site. As chair of Wikia Inc. and a board member and […]

A Family Heritage

The late Pat DuBois upheld his family’s connection to ICBA’s humble founding and transformation into a nationwide powerhouse By Tim Cook It started as an informal, discreet gathering of concerned community bankers in an out-of-the-way place in rural central Minnesota. Eighty-three years ago, 28 community bankers gathered at the Sunset Beach Resort on Lake Minnewaska, […]

A Mountaineer Spirit

From his lofty vista, Bill Loving, ICBA’s incoming chairman from West Virginia, believes community banks are well-positioned to scale obstacles and reach new heights By Kelly Pike If there is one phrase guaranteed to strain Bill Loving’s otherwise steadfastly calm demeanor, it’s “We’ve always done it that way.”

Revved for Performance

Lee Ely leads a 14-member team that makes SBA lending a vital cog in their Texas community bank’s engine By Elizabeth Judd Few community banks see Small Business Administration loans as their golden ticket to business success. Often, these loans are perceived as the domain of big banks because decoding the arcane and ever-changing bureaucratic […]

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