Gregory S. Deckard, chairman, president, and CEO of Spokane Valley-based State Bank Northwest, has been elected to a second term on the board of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA).
Deckard says the position "gives me a chance to work for community banks all across the country." He first was elected in 2009 to finish out the three-year term of a board member who resigned. Twenty members serve on the board, plus a representative from each state. This year, he also was appointed chairman of ICBA's Regulatory Review Committee.
As a board member of ICBA, Deckard helps to set national policy and programs, serves as a liaison between independent community bankers in Washington state and ICBA staff in Washington, D.C., and recruits new members to the trade association.
The organization advocates for community banks with national policymakers.
State Bank Northwest's parent company, State Bancorp. Northwest, listed assets of $99 million at the end of 2010. The bank had year-end local deposits of $72.2 million, and net loans and leases of $75 million.
Deckard joined the community bank in 2000 and was named president and CEO in 2001. He became chairman in 2006.
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