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West Virginia banker named ICBA chairman-elect

March 29, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

William A. Loving, president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, has been elected chairman-elect of the Independent Community Bankers of America for 2012-13.

Loving was elected during the 2012 ICBA National Convention and Techworld in Nashville. His term began at the conclusion of the convention on March 14.

"Community banks are local job creators that serve a key role in helping their local economies grow and prosper, and I couldn't be prouder to be part of this great industry," Loving said. "I am honored to be elected to this position and feel privileged to work on behalf of the nation's community banks. They work tirelessly every day to serve the needs of their local customers to help ensure their financial success, while also continuing to reinvest in their communities to make them a better place for local residents to live and work for generations to come."

Loving has served ICBA and the industry for many years. As chairman-elect, he will chair the Congressional Affairs Committee. An ICBA Securities director, he is a member of the ICBA board of directors, Executive and Policy Development Committees, past chairman of the Regulation Review and Membership\Marketing Committees and has served on the Education and Lending Committees. Loving is a past president of the Community Bankers of West Virginia, where he serves as board member, Legislative Committee member and PAC chairman.

"Bill is a dedicated community banker who is respected by his industry peers," said ICBA Chairman Jeff Gerhart, chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Neb. "We are delighted he will be generously offering his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry."

ICBA is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial-services option for millions of consumers, small businesses, farms and ranches.

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