Local leader helps deliver community banking message to nation's capital
December 15, 2022
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) recently announced that community banker Denise Portmann, President & CEO of Bank of the Pacific in Aberdeen, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“It’s a privilege to be elected to represent our industry and shine a light on the work of the nation’s community banks, which build better communities,” Portmann said. “As relationship-based lenders, community banks offer hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and entrepreneurs. I look forward to working alongside ICBA as we serve their mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Portmann’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in Washington State and serving as a liaison between independent community bankers and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C.