The American Bankers Association has elected Inland Bancorp, President and COO Howard A. Jaffe to its board of directors for a three-year term.
The ABA is the voice of the nation's $18 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $14 trillion in deposits and extend more than $10 trillion in loans.
ABA's leaders represent financial institutions of different sizes, charters and business models from across the country. Their guidance, combined with ABA staff expertise, is key to ABA's effectiveness as an association of bankers for bankers.
Jaffe received his bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting with a minor in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University and Master of Business Administration degree from Loyola University.
"The American Bankers Association has an important role supporting our nation's hometown bankers, providing financing for economic growth and job creation," said Daniel L. Goodwin, chairman and CEO of Inland Bancorp, Inc. "Howard's extensive banking experience makes him an excellent addition to the ABA's board of directors."