Members attending the American Bankers Association’s annual convention in Dallas have elected new ABA officers and directors to serve on ABA’s board for the 2014-2015 association year.
The new officers are:
CHAIRMAN: John A. Ikard, president and CEO, FirstBank Holding Co., Lakewood, Colo.;
CHAIRMAN-ELECT: R. Daniel Blanton, CEO, Georgia Bank & Trust, Augusta, Ga.;
VICE CHAIRMAN: Dorothy A. Savarese, chairman, president and CEO, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Orleans, Mass.; and
TREASURER: G. William Beale, president and CEO, Union Bankshares Corp., Richmond, Va.
The American Bankers Association is the primary national organization that represents and supports the banking industry. The ABA provides numerous services and benefits to its member banks, all of which help them to be more successful.
Said Savarese, “I am personally humbled to have been nominated for this position by my industry peers. I look forward to working to further the ABA’s mission of providing valuable resources to its member banks so they are best positioned to serve their customers and communities.”
Following 12 years in key management positions, Savarese became President and CEO of The Cape Cod Five in 2005. She also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank and Chairman of the Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Trust. She serves on the FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking, as Secretary on the Board of Trustees of Cape Cod Community College, and on the Boards of Gosnold on Cape Cod and The Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce.