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Minnesota Banker Elected ICBA Vice Chairman
Wilcox of Grand Rapids to serve the nation’s community banks
Las Vegas (March 16, 2018)—Noah W. Wilcox, president, chairman and CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank and its holding company, Wilcox Bancshares Inc., in Grand Rapids, Minn., was elected vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) for 2018-19 during the 2017 ICBA national convention, ICBA Community Banking LIVE®, in Las Vegas. His term begins at the conclusion of the convention on March 17.
“By driving local economies and creating local jobs, community banks are an integral part of our financial system and serve a key role in our nation’s economy,” said Wilcox, chairman and CEO of Minnesota Lakes Bank in Delano, Minn. “It’s an honor and a privilege to bring attention to the issues affecting Main Street, while providing policymakers with legislative and regulatory solutions that would yield meaningful and tangible results for the communities we serve.”
Wilcox has served in many leadership roles at ICBA and is a member of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors and is vice chairman of the Federal Delegate Board. He is the Executive Committee liaison for the Bank Operations and Payments Committee and serves on the Policy Development Committee. Wilcox is TCM Bank chairman, past chairman of ICBA Bancard, and served on the ICBA Services Network Board. He previously served as an ICBA at-large director from 2013-16 and was vice chairman on the Bank Services and ICBPAC committees.
Wilcox has testified before the House Financial Services Committee on regulatory burden and before the Senate Banking Committee on the credit union tax subsidy. A fourth-generation community banker, Wilcox serves as a director on the Reif Arts Council. He is a current director and past chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota.
“Noah is one of community banking’s biggest advocates and a faithful steward of his community,” said ICBA Incoming Chairman Timothy K. Zimmerman, CEO of Standard Bank in Monroeville, Pa. “We are fortunate to have Noah serve as ICBA’s vice chairman during this pivotal time for our industry.”
ICBA is the only national advocacy organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and high-quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial-services option for millions of consumers, small businesses and agricultural enterprises.
For more information, including a biography for Wilcox, visit ICBA’s Press Room.
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for nearly 5,700 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.