Dale Blachford, President of Liberty Bank, has been re-appointed to the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA) 2014-2015 Membership Committee by IBA President and CEO Linda Koch.
As a member of the membership committee, Blachford will assist the IBA in establishing appropriate strategies for the recruitment and retention of member banks. In addition to his continuing on the Membership Committee, Blachford is currently serving a two-year term as an IBA Board Member from 2014-2016 and has served on the IBA in various capacities since 2006.
The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks and savings banks of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively the IBA represents nearly 90 percent of the assets of the Illinois banking industry, which employs more than 100,000 men and women in over 5,000 offices across the state.