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FDIC announces eight new Community Bank Advisory Committee members

Martin Gruenberg

Martin Gruenberg

On Tuesday, the FDIC announced the selection of eight new members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Community Banking, which provides advice and recommendations to the regulator on a number of community bank policy issues.

“We are fortunate to have such talented and dedicated community bank leaders join our Advisory Committee, which has been a valuable resource for the FDIC over the last few years,” FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg said. “The Advisory Committee has proven to be a key source of information and input for the FDIC on the many significant issues facing community banks.”

The committee holds discussions and provides the FDIC with input on a wide range of regulatory matters, including examination policies and procedures, credit and lending practices, deposit insurance assessments, insurance coverage and compliance.

New members of the committee include the Texas-based Bank of the West Chairman and COO Cynthia Blankenship, the Utah-based American Bank of Commerce President and CEO Leonel Castillo, the Oklahoma-based First Bethany Bancorp President and CEO Jane Haskin, the Nebraska-based Pinnacle Bank President Mark Hesser, the Arizona-based Western Alliance Bank CEO James Lundy, the North Carolina-based Mechanics & Farmers Bank President, CEO and Director Kim Saunders, the Florida-based Stonegate Bank President, CEO and Director David Seleski and the Georgia-based First Peoples Bank President and CEO Derek Williams.

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