Unity Bank President and Chief Executive Officer James Hughes was appointed to the Independent Community Bankers of America’s Large Community Bank Council, which advocates on behalf of large community banks.
Hughes also serves on the ICBA Federal Delegate board.
In his new position, in addition to helping shape and advocate the organization’s national policy positions and programs, Hughes does grassroots work in New Jersey and Pennsylvania to promote pro-community bank policies and serves as a liaison between community banks and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C.
“Hughes is a dedicated community banker who is highly respected in the community and by industry peers,” said ICBA Chairman Robert Fisher, president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y. “We are delighted Jim has accepted this appointment and generously volunteered his time and professional talents in pursuit of creating an environment where community banks, and the communities they serve, continue to flourish.”
Hughes joined Unity Bank as executive vice president and chief financial officer in December 2000 and was appointed to his current position three years later.