#QuickTakes: Noah Wilcox

Noah Wilcox, 2020-2021 chair of the Independent Community Bankers of America, reflects on his year at the helm of ICBA, including the pandemic’s impact, what the Paycheck Protection Program could mean for the future, and how community bankers worked past partisanship to accomplish political goals during his tenure.

“I think we still have tremendous momentum. I can’t think of a more partisan time in my lifetime than the last several years, yet we were getting things done for community banking on a bipartisan basis,” said Wilcox, who is also chair and CEO of Grand Rapids State Bank and Minnesota Lakes Bank, Delano. “So I think it underscores that when you can do good things for your community and help the members reach across the aisle to one another, you can get things done for the politics of community banking.”