Our non-partisan, grassroots organization is governed by an Executive Committee, an Advisory Council, and a Nationwide Banker Board. These groups, listed below, provide the guidance as we grow, and together select which candidates we support.

Executive Committee

These bankers, business owners and community leaders provide the final guidance and direction to our network of friends.

Joye Hunt

Joye Hunt

PBK Bank, Stanford,

Virginia Varela

Virginia Varela
Vice Chair

President & CEO,
Golden Pacific Bank,
Sacramento, California

Ty Abston

Ty Abston
Past Chair (2017-18)

Guaranty Bank & Trust,
Mount Pleasant, Texas

John E. Boyer IV

John E. Boyer IV
Past Chair (2015-16)

Chairman, Kanza Bank, Kingman, Kansas

Ron Shettlesworth

Ron Shettlesworth

CEO, Main Bank,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Mark Packard

Mark Packard

President, Central Bank, Provo, Utah

Dale Cole

Dale Cole

CEO & Chairman, First Community Bank, Batesville, Arkansas

Roger Beverage

Roger Beverage

President & CEO,
Oklahoma Bankers Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Don Childears

Don Childears

President & CEO,
Colorado Bankers Association, Denver, Colorado

Mike Winder

Mike Winder

Executive Director,
Friends of Traditional Banking


Advisory Council

The Advisory Board relies on the input and analysis of an Advisory Council. Members of the council include:

Mike Adelman, Pres. & CEO
Ohio Bankers League
Mike Affuso, VP Govt Affairs
New Jersey Bankers Association
John Anderson, EVP
New Mexico Bankers Association
Richard Baier, President
Nebraska Bankers Association
Ballard Cassady, Pres. & CEO
Kentucky Bankers Association
Don Childears, Pres. & CEO
Colorado Bankers Association
Rick Clayburgh, Pres. & CEO
North Dakota Bankers Association
Max Cook, President & CEO
Missouri Bankers Association
Amber Van Til, Pres. & CEO
Indiana Bankers Association
Curt Everson, Pres. & CEO
South Dakota Bankers Association
Bill Farrell, Administrator
Rhode Island Bankers Association
Fred Green, President & CEO
South Carolina Bankers Association
Paul Hickman, Pres. & CEO
Arizona Bankers Association
Lorrie Trogden, Pres. & CEO
Arkansas Bankers Association
Trent Wright, Pres. & CEO
Idaho Bankers Association
Rann Paynter, President & CEO
Michigan Bankers Association
Scott Latham, CEO
Alabama Bankers Association
Linda Navarro, President
Oregon Bankers Association
Doug Wareham, President
Kansas Bankers Association
Bob Taylor, Pres. & CEO
Louisiana Bankers Association
Ryan Hale, Pres. & CEO
New Hampshire Bankers Association
Steve Turkiewicz, President
Montana Bankers Association
Joe Witt, President
Minnesota Bankers Association
Colin Barrett, President & CEO
Tennessee Bankers Association
Rose Oswald Poels, President & CEO
Wisconsin Bankers Association
Glen Simecek, President & CEO
Washington Bankers Association
Sally Cline, President & CEO
West Virginia Bankers Association
Alex Sanchez, President & CEO
Florida Bankers Association
Neal Okabayashi, President & CEO
Hawaii Bankers Association
Linda Koch, Pres. & CEO
Illinois Bankers Association
Mac Deaver, President
Mississippi Bankers Association
Phyllis Gurgevich, Pres. & CEO
Nevada Bankers Association
Jerry Walker, CEO
Independent Community
Bankers of New Mexico
Duncan Campbell, Pres. & CEO
Pennsylvania Bankers Association

Nationwide Banker Board

An industry leader from each state provides guidance and helps with the growth of Friends of Traditional Banking.

Tim Aiken, Pres. & CEO
Union Bank, WV
James Beckwith, Pres. & CEO
Five Star Bank, CA
Doug Chaffin, President & CEO
Monroe Bank & Trust, MI
Steve Gilbert, Exec VP & CCO
Mohave State Bank, AZ
Alan Lackey, President/CEO
Lone Star Bank of West Texas
Denise Portmann, President & CEO
Pacific Financial Corporation, WA
Bryan Luke, Pres & COO
Hawaii National Bank, HI
Terry Shirey, Exec VP & CFO
Nevada State Bank, NV
Roger Shumway, Exec VP
Bank of Utah, UT
Jeff Wallace, President & CEO
Wyoming Bank & Trust, WY
Dale Cole, CEO & Chairman
First Community Bank, AR
Mike Olson, Vice President
Lincoln Savings Bank, IA
Harold Miles, President & CEO
Bank of Advance, MO
Kevin Tetzlaff, President & CEO
First Bank & Trust, SD
Keith Knudsen, President & CEO
Security Bank, NE
Brian Johnson, CEO,
Choice Financial, ND
Blake Gibbons, Pres. & CEO,
The Citizens Bank, SC
Jim Rieniets, Pres. & CEO,
Gary Propheter, EVP/COO,
Bank of Eastern Oregon
Kevin Mullins, President & CBO
Inez Deposit Bank, KY
Boyd Boudreaux, Pres. & CEO,
JD Bank, LA
Tom Romrell, Pres. & CEO,
The Bank of Commerce, ID
Adam Smith, Vice President,
First National Bank of Coffee County, GA
Steve Bianco, SVP & Senior Lender,
Savings Bank of Walpole, NH
George Ruth, President,
Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, NM
Harry Wahlquist, President & CEO
Star Bank, MN
Jim Nicholson, Pres. & CEO,
North Valley Bank, OH
Kyle Campbell, President & CEO
Astra Bank, KS
Dale Leighty, President & CEO,
First National Bank of Las Animas, CO
Gary Crum, President & CEO,
Western States Bank, WY
Mike Webb, Northern Region CEO,
Community Bank, MS

(Titles used for identification purposes only.)

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