Midsize Bank Leaders Convene in Washington

Nearly 50 CEOs and senior executives from ABA’s American Bankers Council — which represents midsize banks in the $7-80 billion asset range – met yesterday in Washington, D.C., for meetings with top regulators and lawmakers.

The Council heard from FDIC Chairman Martin Gruenberg and met with several senior members of Congress. Led by Chairman John Hairston, president and CEO of Hancock Holding Company, Gulfport, Miss., the Council advises ABA leadership on policy matters and advocacy efforts related to its banks’ unique priorities.

In conjunction with the Council’s meetings with lawmakers, ABA released a new infographic explaining how midsize banks fuel the nation’s economy and emphasizing the importance of regulatory relief for their customers.