The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recently announced that Gabriel Guerra, president and CEO of Kingsville-based Kleberg Bank NA, and Sam Nunn, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Amarillo-based Citizens Bank, have been elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, their duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in Texas and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. They will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.
“I am honored to be elected to represent our industry and help share the positive story of community banking with policymakers,” Guerra says.
“Community banks are trusted, relationship-based lenders that deliver personalized service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and entrepreneurs,” Nunn adds. “We drive positive economic prosperity both nationally and at home.”
The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties.