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For Immediate Release
October 4, 2017
​ABA Media Contact: Jeff Sigmund
(202) 663-5439
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Oregon Banker Elected as Chairman of ABA’s Community Bankers Council


​WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association has elected Trey Maust as chairman of ABA’s Community Bankers Council for the 2017-2018 association year. Maust is currently co-president and CEO of Lewis and Clark Bank in Oregon City, Oregon—a bank he co-founded in 2006.
“Community banks play a critical role in developing strong and sustainable communities across the country,” said Maust. “It’s an honor to advocate on behalf of these unique institutions as they drive economic growth, support community development, and help individuals and businesses reach their financial goals.”
The Community Bankers Council consists of bank presidents and CEOs from across the country. Members meet twice a year to strategize on government relations issues, banking trends and competitive priorities, providing guidance to ABA on a number of community banking issues.  As CBC chairman, Maust will lead the Council’s efforts and represent the group’s collective viewpoint on Capitol Hill, at conferences and during high-level industry meetings.
Maust has served many important roles in his more than 20 years in the financial sector. He began at Deloitte in Portland, where he conducted financial statement audits and FDICIA attestation engagements. He later transferred to Deloitte’s Merger and Acquisitions Services Group in New York, where he was a resource nationally for bank acquisitions, conducting financial and operational due diligence in a variety of industries for financial sponsors and strategic buyers.  Prior to his current position, he served as chief financial officer at two Portland-area community banks.
Maust has advocated for banks extensively both locally on behalf of Lewis and Clark Bank and nationally on behalf of the broader banking industry. He serves on multiple advisory and fiduciary boards, including chairman of Synergy by Association, Inc.; bankers advisory board member of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors; board member of the Oregon Bankers Association; board member of the Community Banks of Oregon; and board member of Sheltered Harbor.
Maust received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Portland State University and is a licensed CPA.

He succeeds outgoing Community Bankers Council Chairman Howard A. Jaffe. Jaffe is president and COO of Inland Bancorp, Inc., in Oak Brook, Ill.
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $17 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $13 trillion in deposits and extend more than $9 trillion in loans.
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