Joseph J. Thomas
Local Leader Helps Deliver Community Banking Voice to Nation’s Capital
The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) announced today that Joseph J. Thomas, president and CEO of Bay Bank, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.
“I am honored to be elected to this position,” Thomas said. “It gives me a chance to work for community banks across the country that practice trusted, relationship-based lending and offer hands-on personal service and invaluable financial expertise to local consumers and small businesses.”
In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Thomas’ duties include being a liaison between independent community bankers in Maryland and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.
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 high-quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial services option for millions of consumers, small businesses, farms and ranches.
“Joe Thomas is a dedicated community banker who is respected by his industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Jack Hartings, president and CEO of The People’s Bank Co. of Coldwater, Ohio. “We are delighted that Joe will be generously offering his time and valuable professional talents to the service of the community banking industry.”
About Bay Bank
Bay Bank, FSB is headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, and serves the community with a network of 11 branches strategically located throughout the region. Founded in 2010, the bank has quickly developed a strong reputation for its focus on being the bank built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. The bank has total assets of around $480 million. The bank’s parent company, Bay Bancorp, Inc., trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol “BYBK.”
The Independent Community Bankers of America®, the nation’s voice for more than 6,500 community banks of all sizes and charter types, is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education and high-quality products and services. For more information, visit www.icba.org.