ABA Announces Judges for Community Commitment Awards

ABA, through its Community Engagement Foundation, today shared the names of the experts responsible for judging the 2015 Community Commitment Awards. The winners of the awards will be announced in November at the ABA Annual Convention in Los Angeles.

The awards program recognizes innovative and high-impact contributions that banks make in seven categories. The judges, who will draw from a record 193 nominations to choose a winner in each category, are:

  • Affordable Housing: Paul Weech, president and CEO, NeighborWorks
  • Community & Economic Development: Ben Hecht, president and CEO, Living Cities
  • Financial Education: Nan Morrison, president and CEO, Council for Economic Education
  • Nontraditional Borrower/Under-banked: Ellen Lazar, former senior adviser, FDIC
  • Protecting Older Americans: Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO, AARP
  • Volunteerism: Evan Hochberg, chief strategy officer, United Way Worldwide
  • George Bailey Distinguished Service Award: Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service

“For the third year in a row, we received a record number of entries,” said ABA SVP Corey Carlisle. “It’s a testament to the incredible effort banks put forth to improve their communities and our judges have their work cut out for them in selecting a winner.”