ICBA Chairman Appoints Burcham to Ag Committee
The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announce that Sheila Burcham, market president for Bradford National Bank, was elected to serve on ICBA’s Rural America and Agriculture Committee. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks and is committed to its founding mission to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.
“As a financial steward of my community and advocate for the community banking industry, I’m proud to support ICBA’s efforts to highlight the important role community banks serve both locally and in our nation’s economy,” Burcham said. “As relationship lenders, community banks remain focused on the needs of their customers and work hard to earn and retain their trust every day. I’m proud to be a community banker and to be called to serve to preserve our industry’s legacy for future generations.”
In addition to helping shape and promote ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Burcham’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in Illinois as well as our local, rural area to advocate pro-community bank policies and serving as a liaison between community banks and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C.
“Burcham is a respected civic leader and community banker who has graciously volunteered her time and resources to advocate and promote the important role of community banks in our financial system,” said ICBA Chairman Derek Williams. “We are honored that Sheila has accepted this appointment and extend our heartfelt appreciation for her ongoing efforts to ensure the future of community banking remains bright.”
Bradford National Bank president Michael Ennen said, “We encourage staff to get involved and engage with our state and national banking organizations that help showcase the importance of community banking. Sheila will do an excellent job representing our customers and communities on this committee.”
Burcham concluded, “I invite conversations with the local farming community as well as small business so that I can take their concerns to our committee and give them a voice at the state and national level.”
Founded in 1867, Bradford National Bank is the 10th oldest bank in Illinois with locations in Centralia, Greenville, Highland, Irvington, Marine and Nashville. For further information, visit the bank at www.bradfordbank.com.