Justin Kitzinger

Out of Office: Justin Kitzinger

Justin Kitzinger, a private banking officer at $6 billion-asset Bankers Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, dedicates 200 hours each year to volunteer firefighting.

ICBA Executives group

The ICBA 22/23 executive committee is all in

From credit union overreach to onerous overregulation, the 2022/23 ICBA board of directors has plenty on its to-do list. Executive committee members tell us what advocacy issues they’ll be focused on during their terms, while board members share their words of wisdom for up-and-coming community bankers: themselves.

Long-serving community bankers and their stories

What’s the secret to professional longevity? Four long-serving community bankers share the many ways they’ve grown in their respective careers, how the industry continues to evolve and, most importantly, what a life in community banking has meant to them.

Eric Andrews

Out of Office: Eric Andrews

The chief credit officer of $1.4 billion-asset Gorham Savings Bank in Gorham, Maine, has had a passion for drumming since the fourth grade. Today, he has his own jazz quartet and plays in a 17-piece big band.

Keith and Michell Ventris

Out of Office: Keith Ventris

In September 2021, the president of $194 million-asset Oklahoma Bank and Trust and his wife, Michelle, brought new life to an abandoned building by reopening it as Split Decision, a bowling alley and axe‑throwing facility in Clinton, Okla.

Brad Bolton’s journey to banking

Brad Bolton, president and CEO of Community Spirit Bank, is taking the reins as chairman of ICBA for 2022/23. He tells us why he believes independent community banks are so important and how he aims to ensure his bank’s longevity.

Out of Office: John Rosenboom

The executive vice president of $190 million-asset Heartland Bank in Gowrie, Iowa, has had a passion for restoring antique tractors and cars since childhood, a hobby that’s led him to owning the iconic 1961 T-Bird from 1980s TV classic Miami Vice.

Greg Ohlendorf

Out of Office: Greg Ohlendorf

The president and CEO of $200 million-asset First Community Bank and Trust in Beecher, Ill., wrote a book relaying his successful journey to be one of the first people to complete the 2010 Golfweek Magazine Top 100 Modern and Classic courses, the Golf Magazine 2005–2013 Top 100 World courses, and a course in all 50 states.

Out of Office: Chrissy Neff

Chrissy Neff, a digital systems administrator at $1 billion-asset Bank of Clarke County in Berryville, Va., adopted her first pet goat in 2018 and has since expanded her farm family to three goats—Lightning, Uni and Jerry—and Benjamin, a miniature donkey.

Out of Office: Derek Fraley

The president and CEO of $53 million-asset Systematic Savings Bank in Springfield, Mo., has a passion for rare book collecting that led him to create the Fraley Family Rare Books Endowment in support of the Special Collections & Archives at Missouri State University.