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Do you know a bright, promising community banker under the age of 40? ICBA will recognize these rising stars in the June 2020 issue of Independent Banker magazine. Nominate them (or yourself!) here.
You may enter more than one person from the same computer, but you will not be able to save your progress and exit. We recommend you compose your responses on a separate document and then copy and paste them into the survey fields.

Here are the questions so you can prepare.
  • Describe the nominee's vision of and for community banking. How does their approach to their job align with this vision?
  • Describe the nominee's leadership style. How does it set them apart from their peers?
  • Describe a project or initiative that the nominee spearheaded. What were the benefits to their community bank and/or to the community banking industry?
  • Describe how the nominee has worked to make a positive impact on their community, community bank or industry. Examples: by being an active community volunteer, by participating in their state association, and/or by advocating for community bank-friendly policies with legislators.
Each answer must be 300 words or fewer.

Nominations close Friday, January 31, 2020. If you have questions, please contact us at

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* 1. First, the most important question. To the best of your knowledge, will the nominee be 39 or younger on June 1, 2020? (Birthdates will be verified before winners are selected.)