Ham elected to Independent Community Bankers of America Federal Delegate Board
by Staff Reports | November 7, 2017 2:42 pm
Last Updated: November 7, 2017 at 3:34 pm
The Independent Community Bankers of America recently announced that local community banker J. Barry Ham was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“I am honored to be elected to this position,” said Ham, who serves as president and chief operations officer of the $267 million Bank of Clarendon, which is headquartered in Manning. “It gives me a chance to work for community banks across the country that practice trusted, relationship-based lending and offer hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and small businesses.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Ham’s duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in South Carolina and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.
“ICBA is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions,” reads a release from the organization. “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, farms and ranches.”
ICBA Chairwoman Rebeca Romero Rainey said that Ham is “a dedicated community banker who is respected by his industry peers.”
“We are delighted he will be generously offering his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry,” said Rainey, who is the chairwoman and chief executive officer for Centinel Bank of Taos, New Mexico.
For more information, visit www.icba.org.