The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced today that Joseph J. Thomas, president and CEO of Bay Bank, 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,” Thomas 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.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Thomas’ duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in Maryland and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.
“Joe Thomas is a dedicated community banker who is respected by his industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, president and CEO of The People’s Bank Co. of Coldwater, Ohio. “We are delighted that Joe will be generously offering his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry.”