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Adams Honored as Community Bank Emerging Leader in Annual 40 under 40 List

By: CFSB / 29 Jun 2022

CFSB's Chief Operations Officer, Nancy Adams, was honored in Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA),  with the announcement of its 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The award recognizes up-and-coming innovators, influencers, and civic servants that represent the future of community banking. 


"ICBA congratulates and recognizes the success of these exemplary community bankers for their innovative spirit, along with their hard work and dedication as they continue to grow their potential and impact as community bankers," ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. "Their determination and commitment to the values of community banking continues to make a positive impact on the customers and communities they serve."


The feature story in the June issue of Independent Banker highlights how the 40 Under 40 honorees have overcome challenges and answered calls for innovation while staying true to the guiding principles of relationship banking that set community banking apart from others in the financial services space. Candidates were judged on character, leadership, community involvement, and innovation. 


Adams was included under the "mentors" section of the honorees, mentioning how her background in teaching plays into her leadership style.  CFSB President Jason Jones remarks, "She excels at encouraging others to step outside their comfort zone as well as at finding opportunities for her colleagues to improve their leadership skills."  


Adams has worked at CFSB for over 13 years including positions such as relationship banker, product specialist, deposit operations team leader, and most recently as Operations Officer.  After her promotion in late 2021, Adams became the newest member of the CFSB Executive Committee.

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