Howard Jaffe of Inland Bancorp Inc. has been named chairman of the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Community Bankers Council for 2016-17.
Jaffe is president and chief operations officer of Inland, which is based in Oak Brook.
“Community banks make up such a core part of our industry,” Jaffe said. “It is an honor to advocate on behalf of these institutions and shed light on the critical challenges impacting their everyday line of work and overall vitality.”
The Community Bankers Council consists of bank presidents and CEOs from around the United States. Members discuss government relations issues and bank trends, providing guidance to ABA on such issues.
Jaffe, has held several key leadership positions in the finance world in his 35-year career, will represent the group’s collective viewpoint on Capitol Hill and at conferences and high-level industry meetings.
“The American Bankers Association has an important role supporting America’s hometown bankers in their critical role of providing financing for America’s economic growth and job creation,” Inland Bancorp Chairman and CEO Daniel said. “Howard’s extensive experience in community banking makes him an excellent addition to the ABA’s Community Bankers Council.”
Jaffe received his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Northern Illinois University and his Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University.