10/05/2021: President Tyler Bender Elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board
Tyler Bender Elected to ICBA Federal Delegate Board (Click to view ICBA Official Press Release)
Midwest Regional Bank President Tyler Bender has been appointed to deliver local Community Banking message to nation’s capital.
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that community banker Tyler M. Bender, President of Midwest Regional Bank, Festus, MO was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“I am honored to be elected to represent our industry and help ICBA communicate the positive story of community banking,” Bender said. “As relationship-based lenders, committed to ensuring the financial health of local consumers and entrepreneurs, community banks are central to creating communities of prosperity nationwide.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Bender’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in Missouri and serving as a liaison between independent community bankers and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He 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.
“Tyler is a dedicated advocate for his community who is well-respected by his industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Robert M. Fisher, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank. “We are fortunate to have Tyler serve in this volunteer capacity in pursuit of creating an environment where community banks, and the communities they serve, continue to flourish.”
Midwest Regional Bank is a community bank with headquarters in Festus, Missouri. Operating since 1894, Midwest Regional Bank has assets of over $850 million and has Full-Service Branch offices throughout Missouri, located in Festus, Kirkwood, Arnold, Chesterfield, Sunset Hills, Clayton, and Otterville, and Limited-Service Loan Production offices across the country in Colorado, Arizona, Texas and Florida.