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ABA: The American Bankers Association


Our banker leaders represent financial institutions of different sizes, charters and business models from across the country. Their guidance, combined with ABA staff expertise, is key to our effectiveness as an association of bankers, for bankers.

  • Board of Directors

  • Executive Staff

Board of Directors

Three Year Term

Brent Beardall
President and CEO
WaFd Bank
Seattle, WA
Cheryl D. Bowers
President and CEO
Rondout Savings Bank (Mutual)
Kingston, NY
John R. Ciulla
President and CEO
Webster Financial Corporation
Stamford, CT
Simon Cruz
Director, President and CEO
Intercredit Bank
Coral Gables, FL
Larry W. Myers
President and CEO
First Savings Bank
Jeffersonville, IN
K. Wayne Wicker
Chairman and CEO
South Atlantic Bank
Myrtle Beach, SC

Two Year Term

Bryan D. Bruns
President and CEO
Lake Central Bank
Annandale, MN
Kenneth Kelly
Chairman and CEO
First Independence Bank
Detroit, MI
James J. McQuade
President and CEO
Dollar Mutual Bancorp (Mutual)
Pittsburgh, PA
David D. Nelson
President and CEO
West Bancorporation, Inc.
West Des Moines, IA

Jennifer Piepszak
Co-CEO, Consumer & Community Banking
JPMorgan Chase
New York, NY


One Year Term

Andrew Anderson (Andy)
President, CEO and CFO
Bank of Anguilla
Anguilla, MS
James S. Mahan III (Chip)
Chairman and CEO
Live Oak Bancshares
Wilmington, NC
B. Michael Rauh, Jr.
President and CEO
Chelsea Groton Bank (Mutual)
Groton, CT
Ira Robbins
Chairman and CEO
Valley National Bancorp
Wayne, NJ
Kevin Sabin
President and CEO
Arvest Bank
Fayetteville, AR


Appointed Members

Nominating Committee

A. Scott Anderson
President and CEO
Zions Bank
Salt Lake City, UT

ABA/State Association Alliance

Fred L. Green III
President and CEO
South Carolina Bankers Association
Columbia, SC

Vice Chair
ABA/State Association Alliance

Sarah A. Long
President, CEO and Treasurer
Delaware Bankers Association
Dover, DE

Government Relations Council

Catherine Owen
Chairman and CEO
State Holding Company
Little Rock, AR

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