On March 28, the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Brad Tidwell, president and CEO of Henderson-based VeraBank, has been appointed to serve as vice chair on ICBA’s legislative issues committee. This is his third year serving on the committee. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks and is committed to its 92-year mission of creating and promoting an environment where community banks flourish.
“As an advocate for my community and my industry, I’m excited to continue working with ICBA to bring awareness to the vital role community banks serve locally and in our nation’s economy,” Tidwell says. “Community banking endures because we continue to place value on the all-important relationship and work hard to earn the trust and respect of our customers. I’m proud to be a community banker and to do my part to ensure our industry’s vitality for future generations.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Tidwell’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in Texas to promote pro-community bank policies and serving as a liaison between community banks and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C.
“Brad is an exceptional community bank leader who has dedicated time and resources to advance ICBA’s mission and help local communities thrive,” says ICBA Chair Brad M. Bolton, president, CEO and senior lender at Red Bay, Alabama-based Community Spirit Bank. “We are honored that Brad has accepted this appointment to represent the industry and thank him for volunteering to serve as we work to ensure a bright future for community banks and the customers they serve.”