Preston L. Kennedy, president and CEO of Zachary Bancshares Inc., in Zachary, will serve another term as former president of the Independent Community Bankers of America 2022-23.
His tenure began March 3 at the conclusion of the ICBA LIVE National Convention in San Antonio.
“Community banks play a vital role in our nation’s financial system, and I am honored to represent their interests as outgoing ICBA President,” Kennedy said. “I look forward to working with ICBA leadership to advance ICBA’s advocacy, education and innovation efforts while promoting the benefits that community banking can bring to consumers in national scale.
Kennedy holds many leadership positions at ICBA, including serving on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and Council of Federal Delegates. He also sits on ICBA’s Policy Development and Nominating Committees and liaises with the Executive Committee of the Housing Finance Sub-Committee. He previously served on the ICBA Executive Committee as President in 2019-20 and Treasurer in 2014-16.
Kennedy previously served as president of the Feliciana Chamber of Commerce and the Zachary Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as a board member of the Dixie Business Center small business incubator and the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation.