Independent Bankers meet with legislators, regulators in Washington

May 22, 2013

Independent Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Brad Kessel and Senior Vice President Russ Daniel joined more than 1,100 bankers who visited the nation’s capital recently to voice their concerns about how current banking proposals could impact the local economy. The visit was part of the American Bankers Association’s annual Government Relations Summit.

Kessel and Daniel met with members of Congress to discuss recent regulatory changes and ways to enhance small business lending.

“Traditional banking remains the key driver of our U.S. economy,” Kessel said. “Banks and small business have a shared interest in helping our local economy thrive. We’ll be successful as long as the regulatory environment supports – and doesn’t undermine – job growth.”

Each year, more than 1,100 bankers from across the nation gather in Washington for ABA’s Government Relations Summit to personally share their concerns with high-ranking Administration officials, leaders of Congress and federal regulators.