Hofer Re-elected to the 2019 ICBA Federal Delegate Board

Emily Hofer

Local Leader Helps Deliver Community Banking Voice to Nation’s Capital

Washington, D.C. (October 01, 2018)—The Independent Community Bankers of America®
(ICBA) announced that local community banker Emily Hofer, CFO of Merchants State Bank,
Freeman, SD, was re-elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for
community banks.

“I am honored to be re-elected to this position,” Hofer said. “It gives me a chance to work for
community banks across the country that practice trusted, relationship-based lending and offer
hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and

In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs,
Hofer’s duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in South Dakota
and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. She will also work to recruit new members
to ICBA.

ICBA is the only organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally
operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and high-
quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial services
option for millions of consumers, small businesses and agricultural enterprises.

“Emily has proven herself as a dedicated community banker who is respected by her industry
peers,” said ICBA Chairman Timothy K. Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank of Monroeville,
Pa. “We are delighted Emily will be generously offering her time and valuable professional
talents to the service of the community banking industry.”

About ICBA
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.