​The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $15 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $11 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.

ABA believes that government policies should recognize the industry’s diversity. Laws and regulations should be tailored to correspond to a bank’s charter, business model, geography and risk profile. This policymaking approach avoids the negative economic consequences of burdensome, unsuitable and inefficient bank regulation.

Through a broad array of information, training, staff expertise and resources, ABA supports banks as they perform their critical role as drivers of America’s economic growth and job creation. ​​


 Become an ABA Member


Representing financial institutions of all sizes and types, ABA is the voice for the nation’s $15 trillion banking industry and its 2 million employees. The majority of ABA’s members are banks with less than $250 million in assets.

No matter what the focus of your bank's business might be, ABA offers resources and expertise to help you succeed in the most challenging climate.


 Need to post a bank position? Looking for a job?

​Looking for a job in the banking industry or need to post an open position within your bank?


Contact an ABA Staff Expert
ABA staff experts are the go-to source for bankers, policy makers and media for information and insights on the banking industry.

View all ABA contact information.

 Join an ABA Committee

Any member bank employee is eligible – and encouraged -- to join any of ABA's 15 committees & councils.
For more information view the entire list of open committees/councils.


 ABA Bank Leadership


​The insight, dedication and experience of our volunteer banker leadership, who represent financial institutions of different charters and asset sizes from around the country is key to our effectiveness. The diverse perspectives drive the development of ABA's advocacy and solutions.

2014-2015 Board Chairman

John A. Ikard
President and CEO
FirstBank Holding Company 
Lakewood, CO

ABA President & CEO

Frank Keating
American Bankers Association
Washington, DC


 ABA Subsidiaries