The League advocates for its members both nationally and at the state level, delivering the latest information impacting the thrift and community bank arena, and sharing forward thinking strategies and insights.
The League and our Board of Directors are committed to offering programs, products, and services which positively impact the bottom line of our members. We also serve as a liaison between our members and their supervisory agencies including the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Illinois Department of Insurance, Illinois State Treasurer Office, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The League is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 15 Directors and 5 Officers. The Directors elected from districts throughout Illinois must be either a Chief Executive Officer or Senior Officer of a financial institution as they set policy for The League.
The League also has a committee structure which assists the Board of Directors by exploring subjects vital to business, studying positions and policies, sponsoring conferences, and making recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Legislative/Regulatory Issues Committee
Develops legislative and regulatory policy positions which are presented to the Board of Directors for review and approval by meeting with lobbyists who work with The League.
Strategic Planning Committee
Oversees The League’s strategic plan by assessing The League’s organization structure, membership, marketing, advocacy programs, revenue and expenses, and public relations plan.
Ascertains the qualifications of the various members of The League and submits recommendations to the Board of Directors for the offices of Chair, Chair-elect, Vice Chair, President, Executive Vice President, and Director of Board Administration.
Events and Education Committee
Responsible for planning the program, events, and speakers associated with The League’s annual convention. This committee also plans and makes recommendations on educational workshops, seminars, and conferences for members and organizes The League’s annual educational offerings.
Examines The League’s annual audit report, makes financial recommendations to the Board of Directors, and reports on the financial affairs of the organization at the Annual Meeting.
Develops and proposes appropriate strategies for membership retention and growth within The League.
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