ICBA continues to ensure a bright future for the community banking industry by aggressively advocating to Washington policymakers the critical and unmatched role community banks serve in their local communities and in our nation’s financial system.
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 28, 2015
Camden R. Fine, president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the nation’s voice for community banks, was named a top lobbyist by The Hill on its annual list of the most influential advocacy leaders. Fine has been named to the list every year since 2008. The story, released by The Hill today, says “Looking out for the banking industry’s little guy, Fine is pushing for sweeping changes at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including the addition of a five-member commission and an independent inspector general to increase accountability.”
“Largely due to the efforts of the community bankers who volunteer their time and talents to the association, ICBA continues to ensure a bright future for the community banking industry by aggressively advocating to Washington policymakers the critical and unmatched role community banks serve in their local communities and in our nation’s financial system,” Fine said. “I’m honored to be named by The Hill as a top lobbyist on behalf of this great industry. As a former community banker, it is a privilege to advocate for the nation’s more than 6,000 community banks. With much more work to be done in Washington, I look forward to continuing our advocacy and gaining crucial regulatory headway for our members.”
Fine joined ICBA in May 2003 and was named president and CEO in 2004. A native Missourian, Fine previously chartered and organized Midwest Independent Bank in Jefferson City, Mo., and served as its president and CEO for nearly 20 years. In addition, he owned MainStreet Bank of Ashland, Mo., a $50 million-asset community bank in central Missouri. An active member of ICBA prior to becoming the association’s president and CEO, Fine served on the ICBA board of directors, the Bancard board, and several ICBA standing committees.
Fine is currently leading the charge on a host of issues critical to the community banking sector, including much-needed community bank regulatory relief through ICBA’s Plan for Prosperity platform. He also continues to advocate uniform national data-security standards, oppose congressional efforts to cut dividends on Federal Reserve Bank stock, and advance ICBA’s plan for calculating loan-loss reserves in place of a Financial Standards Accounting Board proposal.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,000 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 http://www.icba.org.