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 07 21 2020

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

Roger Beverage

Roger Beverage

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

Don Childears

Don Childears

President & CEO,
Colorado Bankers Association, Denver, Colorado

Ron Shettlesworth

Ron Shettlesworth

CEO, Main Bank,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Dale Cole

Dale Cole

CEO & Chairman, First Community Bank, Batesville, Arkansas

Mark Packard

Mark Packard

President, Central Bank, Provo, Utah

Tony McKim

Tony McKim

President and CEO, First National Bank, Damariscotta, Maine

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Howard M. Headlee

Utah Bankers Association

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
Steve Andrews, President & CEO
Western Bankers Association
Colin Barrett, President & CEO
Tennessee Bankers Association
Nathan Batts, Sr. VP and Counsel
North Carolina Bankers Association
Duncan Campbell, CEO
Pennsylvania Bankers Association
Ballard Cassady, Pres. & CEO
Kentucky Bankers Association
Rick Clayburgh, Pres. & CEO
North Dakota Bankers Association
Sally Cline, President & CEO
West Virginia Bankers Association
Mac Deaver, President
Mississippi Bankers Association
Chris D'Elia, President & Treasurer
Vermont Bankers Association
Curt Everson, President & CEO
South Dakota Bankers Association
Fred Green, Pres. & CEO
South Carolina Bankers Association
Phyllis Gurgevich, Pres & CEO
Nevada Bankers Association
Cary Hegreberg, President
Montana Bankers Association
Paul Hickman, Pres. & CEO
Arizona Bankers Association
Randy Hultgren, Pres. & CEO
Illinois Bankers Association
Scott Latham, CEO
Alabama Bankers Association
Kristy Merrill, Pres. & CEO
New Hampshire Bankers Association
Tom Mongellow, President & CEO
Connecticut Bankers Association
Yuri Morgan, Executive Director
Alaska Bankers Association
Linda Navarro, President
Oregon Bankers Association
Patricia Octeau, Administrator
Rhode Island Bankers Association
Neal Okabayashi, President & CEO
Hawaii Bankers Association
Rose Oswald Poels, President & CEO
Wisconsin Bankers Association
Rann Paynter, President
Michigan Bankers Association
Chris Pinkham, CEO
Maine Bankers Association
Alex Sanchez, President & CEO
Florida Bankers Association
Bob Taylor, Pres. & CEO
Louisiana Bankers Association
Amber Van Til, Pres. & CEO
Indiana Bankers Association
Doug Wareham, President
Kansas Bankers Association
Joe Witt, President
Minnesota Bankers Association
Trent Wright, Pres. & CEO
Idaho 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 (West Virgina)
CEO-President Union Bank
Amada Alvidrez (Oklahoma)
Market President, Equity Bank
James Beckwith (California)
CEO-President Five Star Bank
Steve Bianco (New Hampshire)
SVP & Senior Lender Savings Bank of Walpole
Laurence Bolchoz (South Carolina)
President & CEO, Coastal Carolina National Bank
Doug Chaffin (Michigan)
President & CEO Monroe Bank & Trust
Gary Crum (Wyoming)
Pres & CEO Western States Bank
Gene Dikeman (Kansas)
Pres & CEO Plains State Bank
Jed Fanning (New Mexico)
President Citizens Bank of Las Cruces
Steve Gilbert (Arizona)
Exec VP & CCO Mohave State Bank
Ken Hale (Louisiana)
Pres & CEO BOM Bank
Clark Hungerford (Georgia)
President & CCO, Vinings Bank
Dave Joves (Guam)
SVP Bank of Guam
Keith Knudsen (Nebraska)
President & CEO Security Bank
Dale Leighty (Colorado)
Pres & CEO First National Bank of Las Animas
Rita Lowman (Florida)
President, Pilot Bank
Jeff Lynch (Arkansas)
Pres. & CEO Eagle Bank & Trust
Patti McLaughlin (Pennsylvania)
Chief Credit Officer, Bank of Landisburg
Mike Mercer (Kentucky)
CEO First State Bank
Harold Miles (Missouri)
President & CEO Bank of Advance
Greg Morse (Texas)
CEO, Worthington National Bank
Jim Nicholson (Ohio)
Pres & CEO North Valley Bank
Mike Olson (Iowa)
Vice President Lincoln Savings Bank
Rex Phipps (Montana)
CEO, Garfield County Bank
Gary Propheter (Oregon)
EVP/COO Bank of Eastern Oregon
Carissa Rodeheaver (Maryland)
Pres & CEO, First United Bank & Trust
Tom Romrell (Idaho)
Pres & CEO The Bank of Commerce
Jamie Shinabarger (Indiana)
President & CEO, Springs Valley Bank & Trust
Roger Shumway (Utah)
Exec VP Bank of Utah
Darrel Small (Nevada)
President & CEO, Town & Country Bank
Kevin Tetzlaff (South Dakota)
Pres & CEO First Bank & Trust
Rich Wacker (Hawaii)
Pres. & CEO, American Savings Bank
Harry Wahlquist (Minnesota)
President & CEO Star Bank
Pete Williston (Tennessee)
Chairman & CEO Citizens Bank

(Titles used for identification purposes only.)

If you would like to participate as an adivsor, please submit a written request and a resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.