LSU Alumnus Preston Kennedy named Incoming Chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America

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Preston Kennedy 

April 15, 2019

NASHVILLE - At the annual convention of the Independent Community Bankers of America held March 18 - 22 in Nashville, TN, Preston Kennedy was named chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA). Kennedy became only the third Louisiana community banker to assume the post in the ninety-year history of ICBA, the only national trade association dedicated exclusively to serving the interests of community banks.

Kennedy graduated cum laude from the College of Business in 1978 with bachelor’s degrees in real estate and general business. Kennedy currently serves as president emeritus of the Bank of Zachary, in addition to his role as vice chairman of the bank's board of directors.

Kennedy has served in many leadership roles at ICBA and is chairman of the Executive Committee and the board of directors. He is a member of ICBA’s Policy Development and Nominating committees. He also serves as Executive Committee liaison to the Agriculture-Rural America Subcommittee and the Minority Bank Council. He is past chairman of the Federal Delegate Board and previously served on the Cyber and Data Security Committee. Kennedy was treasurer on ICBA’s Executive Committee in 2014-16 and was an ICBA at-large director in 2011-12. He also served as ICBA’s state delegate for Louisiana.

About the Independent Community Bankers of America

The Independent Community Bankers of America® creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 52,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 760,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in five U.S. counties. Holding more than $4.9 trillion in assets, $3.9 trillion in deposits, and $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America.