Community Spirit Bank’s Bolton to be VP of national board

National leadership community bankers to be formally elected at ICBA LIVE in March

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Brad Bolton

Community Spirit Bank President/CEO Brad M. Bolton will be formally elected in March to serve as vice chairman of a national community bankers organization.

Bolton is the only banker from Alabama nominated to serve on the 2020-21 Board of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) this year. ICBA’s current board will vote on the nominations during the 2020 ICBA national convention, ICBA LIVEwhich will be held March 8-12 in Orlando.

“We congratulate Brad on this nomination, as well as all of those listed in the nomination announcement for respective positions,” Community Spirit Bank (CSB) said in a Facebook post. “This list of dedicated community bankers works tirelessly for our industry and the community bank mission. It is our pleasure to wish each one the very best.”

CSB Chairman of the Board Billy Bolton said the recognition is significant. 

“This nomination is a high honor, not only for Brad personally, but for Community Spirit Bank, our communities, our state, and certainly our family as well,” Billy Bolton said. “Many years ago, Brad was given an opportunity here at Community Spirit by our Board of Directors, and he has taken advantage fully of that opportunity. His focus has always been real community banking; services in an expedient manner to our customers, satisfying their needs and he does an outstanding job at it. On behalf of our entire Board of Directors, it is with pleasure to wish Brad the best in serving the community banking industry in this capacity of vice chairman of Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), our national trade association.”

According to a release from ICBA, the organization, “creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. With more than 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ nearly 750,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, nearly $4 trillion in deposits, and more than $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. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.”