Community Banker Elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board Local Leader Helps Deliver Community Banking Voice to Nation’s Capital
Washington, D.C. (October 1, 2015)--The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced that local community banker Emily Hofer, CFO, of the Merchants State Bank, Freeman, SD, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“I am honored to be 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 small businesses. I’ve always believed that great community banks help build strong communities.”
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 national trade association 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, farms and ranches.
“Emily Hofer is a dedicated community banker who is respected by her industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, president and CEO of The People’s Bank Co. of Coldwater, OH. “We are delighted she will be generously offering her time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry.”
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 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 www.icba.org.
Hannah Merritt, Marketing & Public Relations
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