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For Immediate Release
October 18, 2016
ABA Media Contact: John Hall
(202) 663-5473
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ABA Elects Officers, Board for 2016–2017


​WASHINGTON — Members attending the American Bankers Association’s annual convention in Nashville, Tenn., have elected new ABA officers and directors to serve on ABA’s board for the 2016-2017 association year. The new officers are:
  • CHAIRMAN Dorothy A. Savarese, chairman, president and CEO, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Orleans, Mass.;
  • CHAIRMAN-ELECT:  Kenneth L. Burgess, Jr., chairman, FirstCapital Bank of Texas, NA, Midland, Texas;
  • VICE CHAIRMAN:  Jeffrey M. Szyperski, chairman, president and CEO, Chesapeake Bank, Kilmarnock, Va.; and
  • TREASURER:  George W. Hermann, president and CEO, Windsor Federal Savings, Windsor, Conn.
    Beginning new terms on the ABA board are:
  • Jeffrey K. Ball, president and CEO, Friendly Hills Bank, Whittier, Calif., and vice chairman of the ABA Government Relations Council;
  • James J. Edwards, Jr., chairman and CEO, United Bank Corp, Griffin, Ga.;
  • Patricia Husic, president and CEO, Centric Financial Corporation, Harrisburg, Pa.;
  • Stanley D. Jenks, president and CEO, Security Bancorp MHC, Monmouth, Ill., and chairman of the ABA Government Relations Council;
  • Daniel J. Schrider, president and CEO, Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc., Olney, Md.;
  • Louise Walker, president and CEO, First Northern Community Bancorp, Dixon, Calif.; and
  • H. McCall Wilson, Jr., president and CEO, The Bank of Fayette County, Collierville, Tenn.
    Continuing their terms on the ABA board are:
  • A. Scott Anderson, president and CEO, Zions Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah;
  • Howard T. Boyle II, chairman, president and CEO, Hometown Bank, Kent, Ohio;
  • Rheo A. Brouillard, president and CEO, Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, Willimantic, Conn.;
  • Dr. Deborah A. Cole, president and CEO, Citizens Savings Bank and Trust Company, Nashville, Tenn.;
  • Luther Deaton, Jr., chairman, president and CEO, Central Bank and Trust Company, Lexington, Ky.;
  • Charles N. Funk, president and CEO, MidwestOne Financial Group, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa;
  • Manolo Sánchez, chairman and CEO, BBVA Compass, Houston, Texas;
  •  Julieann M. Thurlow, president and CEO, Reading Co-Operative Bank, Reading, Mass.;
  • Gregg L. Vandaveer, president and CEO, Sooner State Bank, Tuttle, Okla.;
  • Paul V. Woolway, president and CEO, Charles Schwab Bank, San Francisco, Calif.;
  • R. Daniel Blanton, chief executive officer, Georgia Bank & Trust, Augusta, Ga., and chairman of the ABA Nominating Committee; and
  • Daniel J. Forte, president and CEO, Massachusetts Bankers Association and the ABA State Association Alliance representative.
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