ABA Foundation Announces Judges for 2019 Community Commitment Awards

The ABA Foundation today announced the names of the experts responsible for judging the 2019 Community Commitment Awards. The deadline for entries has been extended to July 19 and the winners of the awards will be announced in October at the ABA Annual Convention in Seattle.

The awards program recognizes innovative and high-impact contributions that banks make in eight categories. Judges will choose a winner for their designated category based on the creativity and thoughtfulness of the program and whether it demonstrates measurable success. In addition, the George Bailey Distinguished Service Award recognizes a non-CEO employee who demonstrates outstanding initiative and inspires others through community service. This year’s judges include:

  • Affordable Housing: Maurice Jones, president and CEO, Local Initiatives Support Corporation;
  • Community & Economic Development: Donna Gambrell, president and CEO, Appalachian Community Capital;
  • Economic Inclusion: Gregg Orton, national director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA);
  • Financial Education: Thomas Foley, managing director, World Institute on Disability;
  • Protecting Older Americans: Josh Hodges, chief customer officer, National Council on Aging;
  • Supporting Military Families: Shannon Razsadin, executive director, Military Family Advisory Network
  • Volunteerism: Steve Culbertson, president, Youth Service America; and
  • George Bailey Distinguished Service Award: Rob Nichols, president and CEO, American Bankers Association