ICBA President Cam Fine to Speak at CBAI Convention

Highlighting the Business Meeting Luncheon at CBAI’s 39th Annual Convention & Expo will be an address by Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) President & CEO Camden R. Fine.

A passionate advocate for community bank issues for more than 20 years, Fine is recognized as the voice and face of community banking in Washington. He has been featured and published in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, and The Hill newspapers, and has made numerous appearances as guest host on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” and has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, PBS and NPR. He has been recognized by The Hill newspaper and CEO Update as one of Washington, D.C.'s most effective and influential trade association CEOs and lobbyists for five consecutive years.

A native Missourian and career community banker, Fine came to ICBA in May 2003. Prior to ICBA, Fine chartered and organized Midwest Independent Bank of Jefferson City, Mo., serving as its president and CEO for nearly 20 years. In addition, Fine owned Mainstreet Bank of Ashland, Mo., a $50-million-asset community bank.

Fine also has a strong background in government. In 1978, he joined the Missouri state government and in 1981 was appointed director of the State Division of Taxation. Under Fine’s leadership, ICBA has had a string of legislative and regulatory successes. These achievements include permanently raising deposit insurance levels to $250,000; broadening the deposit-insurance assessment base, saving community banks billions in insurance assessments in future years; enacting meaningful new restraints on too-big-to-fail institutions; and carving out community banks from several new fees and examinations in consumer-protection legislation. He currently serves on the President’s Committee of the World Savings Bank Institute headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

During the Business Meeting Luncheon, CBAI members and guests will also hear from Association Chairman Rick Jameson, Morton, who will address key events during his term, and Incoming Chairman Bill Wubben, Apple River, will present his views on the community banking profession looking forward. CBAI President Bob Wingert will provide an Association update and his perspective on banking, CBAI Treasurer Gregg Roegge of Rushville will review the Association’s financial position, and Career Development Division Chairman Kim McKee of Hennepin will reveal the importance of developing the next generation of community bank leaders. The delegation also elects CBAI officers for the annual period commencing October 1, 2013.

Held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, the luncheon is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2013, as is part of CBAI’s annual showcase event. For more information regarding CBAI’s 39th Annual Convention & Expo or to register, please click here.