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ABA Emerging Leaders Council Administrative Committee

ABA has created a new Emerging Leaders Council to:

  • Serve as a source of ideas for new leadership development initiatives
  • Expand networking and mentoring opportunities for fellow bankers and peers
  • Promote banking as a career
  • Foster political engagement among emerging leaders
  • Help raise awareness of financial literacy and other community engagement programs

The Emerging Leaders Council serves as a liaison between the state associations and ABA.

Council members are actively engaged at the local, state and national level and are chosen for their leadership, energy and engagement.

The council’s role is to improve alignment with state leadership programs, advise ABA on the creation of new leadership programming and networking opportunities, participate in grassroots initiatives and calls-to-action and help to grow the industry’s grassroots network by recruiting colleagues and peers. Members are also responsible for helping to champion and grow the Emerging Leaders Forum held in Washington each year.

Council members are recommended/chosen by their state association and ABA’s leadership and serve a one-year term (eligible for renewal for up to 3 years). The Council includes at least one banker from each state and council members represent banks of all sizes, charters and geographic regions.

**The former ABA Emerging Leaders Advisory Board has been converted to the new Administrative Committee of the Council.

Advisory Board Members

Emily Gray Emily B. Gray, Chairman
Senior Vice President/Senior Credit Officer
Hardin County Bank
Savannah, TN
Blake Taylor Blake Taylor, Vice Chairman
Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending & Construction Financing
Southern First Bank
Columbia, SC
Arron Franzen Arron Franzen
Assistant Vice President
First Community Bank
Glasgow, MT
Bob Glover Bob Glover
Vice President & Investment Officer
The Peoples Bank
Ripley, MS
Brittany Kerchersky Brittany A. Kerchersky
Assistant Vice President, Manager of HR & Organizational Development
Farmers National Bank
Emlenton, PA
Chandler Dewey Owdom Chandler Dewey Owdom
Director, Communications & Strategy
Virginia Bankers Association
Glen Allen, VA
Jada Grandy-Mock Jada Grandy-Mock
CRA Strategies Director
Fifth Third Bancorp
Charlotte, NC
Jeff Kanger Jeff Kanger
Executive Vice President
First State Bank Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
Jevon Reile Jevon Reile
Chief Information Officer & SVP
First Citizens National Bank of Upper Sandusky
Sandusky, OH
Jocelyn Kelly Jocelyn Kelly
Assistant Vice President & State Government Relations Manager
Citizens Bank
Providence, RI
Jon-Myckle Price Jon-Myckle D. Price
Senior Vice President, Trust
Security Federal Savings Bank
Logansport, IN
Josh Huseman Josh Huseman
Director, Wealth Management
First National Bank
DeKalb, IL
Katherine Rodriguez Katherine Rodriguez
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Moody National Bank
Galveston, TX
Kimberly Moyers Kimberly R. Moyers
Market President
First United Bank & Trust
Morgantown, WV
Leslie Nuon Leslie Nuon
Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager of Business Banking
Zions Bank
Salt Lake City, UT
Lynn Howe Lynn C. Howe
Chief Retail & Customer Experience Officer
Kennebunk Savings Bank
Kennebunk, ME
Pete Giorno Pete Giorno
Senior Vice President, Commercial Region Manager
People’s United Bank
Concord, NH
Raul Presco Raul Presco
Vice President
Dime Community Bank
Brooklyn, NY
Sandy Starnes Sandy Starnes
Vice President, Emerging Products & Services
The Citizens Bank
Batesville, AR
Stacy Cox Stacy Cox
Chief Operations Officer, SVP
Croghan Colonial Bank
Fremont, OH
Tammy Kelley Tammy Kelley
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Table Rock Community Bank
Kimberling City, MO

​Questions or suggestions? Please contact Caitlin Taylor.