ABA Nominates Officers for 2017-18

The American Bankers Association Nominating Committee — chaired by Dan Blanton, senior executive vice president of South State Bank, Augusta, Ga., — has selected a slate of candidates for association officer positions. The election will be held during the ABA Annual Convention, Oct. 15-17 in Chicago. Nominees are:

  • Chairman: Kenneth L. Burgess, Jr., chairman, FirstCapital Bank of Texas, Midland, Texas
  • Chairman-Elect: Jeffrey M. Szyperski, chairman, president and CEO, Chesapeake Bank, Kilmarnock, Va.
  • Vice Chairman: Laurie L. Stewart, president and CEO, Sound Community Bank, Seattle
  • Treasurer: George W. Hermann, president & CEO, Windsor Federal Savings, Windsor, Conn.

“We’re excited that the nominating committee has put forth such an impressive slate of officers who have contributed so much to our industry,” said Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “These bankers are passionate and engaged industry leaders who volunteer tremendous amounts of their time to represent banks of all sizes before Congress, regulators and gatherings in the U.S. and around the globe. Our industry is grateful for their leadership, dedication and expertise.”


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