Lessons Learned from ICBA’s Karen Thomas

This year, after almost 30 years at ICBA, Karen Thomas is retiring. As the leader of our government relations and advocacy team, she has built an exceptional legacy and garnered industrywide admiration for the depth of her knowledge and her remarkable humility. As her departure approaches, we sat down to discuss her path to leadership and her advice to others.

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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.

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.

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Lindsay LaNore: Creative retainment

In this challenging labor market, how do you make sure you retain new talent? Employee retention starts with powering up engagement, and here are some key issues to consider.