William A. Loving, president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, was elected vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America for 2011-2012.
Loving was elected during the 2011 ICBA National Convention and Techworld in San Diego. His term began at the conclusion of the convention on March 24.
"Now more than ever, community banks are America's financial foundation, and I couldn't be prouder to be part of this great industry," Loving said. "I am honored to be elected to this position and feel privileged to work on behalf of the nation's community banks, which work tirelessly every day to serve the needs of their Main Street customers, all while reinvesting in their communities and making them a better place live and work."
Loving has served ICBA and the industry for many years. An ICBA state director, he is a member of the Policy Development Committee, chairman of the Regulation Review Committee and has served on the Bank Education and Policy Development committees. As vice chairman, he will serve as chairman of the Membership/Marketing committee. Loving is a past president of the Community Bankers of West Virginia, where he serves as board member, Legislative Committee member and PAC chairman.
"Bill is a dedicated community banker who is respected by his industry peers," said ICBA Chairman Sal Marranca, president and CEO of Cattaraugus County Bank in Little Valley, New York. "We are delighted he will be generously offering his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry."
ICBA is the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial-services option for millions of consumers, small businesses, farms and ranches.