04/03/2023: ICBA Appoints Tyler Bender to Second Term on Legislative Issues Committee
Washington, D.C. (APRIL 03, 2023)—The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) today announced that Tyler M. Bender, of Midwest Regional Bank in Clayton, MO was elected for a second term to serve on ICBA’s Legislative Issues Committee. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks and is committed to its founding mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.
“As a financial steward of my community and advocate for the community banking industry, I’m proud to support ICBA’s efforts to highlight the important role community banks serve both locally and in our nation’s economy,” Bender said. “As relationship lenders, community banks remain focused on the needs of their customers, and work hard to earn and retain their trust every day. I’m proud to be a community banker and to be called to serve to preserve our industry’s legacy for future generations.”
In addition to helping shape and promote ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Tyler Bender’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in Missouri to advocate pro-community bank policies and serving as a liaison between community banks and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C.
“Tyler Bender is a respected civic leader and community banker who has graciously volunteered his time and resources to advocate and promote the important role of community banks in our financial system,” said ICBA Chairman Derek Williams, president & CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Milledgeville, Ga. “We are honored that Tyler has accepted this appointment and extend our heartfelt appreciation for his ongoing efforts to ensure the future of community banking remains bright.”
The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA 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. With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5.8 trillion in assets, over $4.8 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.5 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.