SAN ANTONIO -The Independent Community Bankers of America announced its new executive officers during its recent annual National Convention. David E. Hayes, president and CEO of Security Bank in Dyersburg, Tenn., assumed the position of chairman. Outgoing chairman, Dale L. Leighty, chairman and president of First National Bank of Las Animas, Colo., is ICBA’s immediate past chairman. Other 2005-2006 officers are: * Chairman-elect – Terry J. Jorde, president/CEO, CountryBank USA, Cando, N.D. * Vice Chairman – James P. Ghiglieri Jr., president, Alpha Community Bank of Toluca, Ill. * Secretary – Robert C. Fricke, president, Farmers & Merchants National Bank, Ashland, Neb. * Treasurer – Ayden R. Lee Jr., president/CEO, Four Oaks Bank and Trust Co., Four Oaks, N.C. The two bankers announced for director-at-large positions on ICBA’s Executive Committee were Everett Crawford, chairman and CEO, First National Bank of Artesia, N.M., and J. Lamar Roberts, president, First National Bank of Pasco, Dade City, Fla.

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