Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Cam Fine to retire; offers GREAT counsel to all of us

Cam Fine has been the president and CEO of the Independent Community Bankers of America for the past 15 years, and he’s set to retire on May 4.

While we have not always agreed with his approach to advocacy, the fact is Cam has been a champion for the smaller banks in this great country and for just about every bank chartered in Oklahoma.

Cam has published an article at “Bank Think,” which is a feature of the American Banker newspaper. The title is “Don’t let the bastards get you down.” It’s a saying I have on my desk, only it’s in Latin.

The article is terrific, and I encourage each of you – regardless of whether you’re an ICBA member or not – to click on this link and read his compelling reflections on his fine career. It is well worth the time and effort it takes.

You can also check it out through the front page of the OBA webpage as well.

Godspeed and much happiness to you, Cam Fine. May your life be richly blessed and may you have untold success in the next chapter of your life.

On behalf of the bankers of Oklahoma, thank you for all you’ve done for the nation’s traditional community banks.