Watertown’s Hogue to Represent the Nation’s Community Banks as a Member of the ICBA Federal Delegate Board

March 26, 2024

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that community banker Joshua Hogue, President of Reliabank Dakota of Watertown was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board.

ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks and is dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions.

“It’s a privilege to represent the nation’s community banks as an elected Federal Delegate Board member,” Hogue said. “I look forward to serving my industry and working with ICBA to advocate for policies that reflect the needs of our local economies and communities, ensuring the invaluable role of community banks in bolstering financial well-being remains recognized and supported.”

In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Hogue’s duties include engaging in grassroots activities in South Dakota and serving as a
liaison between independent community bankers and ICBA leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members.

“Joshua embodies dedication and compassion as a community banker, earning the respect of his peers within the industry,” said ICBA Chairman Lucas White, who serves as president of the Fountain Trust Co. in Covington, Ind. “We are truly fortunate to have Joshua in this volunteer capacity. Together, we will continue our efforts to foster an environment where community banks thrive, playing a pivotal role in bolstering our nation’s economy and empowering consumers, small businesses, and agricultural enterprises nationwide.”