New ICBA Chairman

Congratulations to IBAT’s Scott Heitkamp (ValueBank Texas, Corpus Christi), who officially became the new ICBA Chairman over the weekend at the ICBA Community Banking LIVE 2017 national convention held in San Antonio. Heitkamp has served the community banking industry for decades, including as Chairman of IBAT, the IBAT Leadership Division, the ICBA Federal Delegate Board and ICBPAC.

A recent article in American Banker looks at his career and what led him to where he is now, including joining his father in 1987 at what is now ValueBank Texas. It also explores his priorities in his bank and for the industry at large. 

“As community bankers, we are different,” Heitkamp said while accepting his new position. “We honor and keep our commitments. We stay steady in our principles and our values, because our industry is built on values.”

Heitkamp’s speech can be viewed here. We are beyond proud to call him our own and look forward to the work he’ll do on the national level in the year ahead. 

Staff contact: Chris Williston,, 512-474-6889