Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), unveiled its annual 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list. This award recognizes the nation’s up-and-coming community bank innovators and influencers who represent the future of the industry. McKinzie Hopkins, Senior Vice President at CorTrust Bank, is named to the list.
“ICBA congratulates McKinzie Hopkins on this well-deserved honor,” ICBA President and CEO Rebeca Romero Rainey said. “McKinzie is part of a diverse and talented group of community bank professionals selected this year for their great resiliency and a willingness to do what it takes to meet the needs of their communities. We’re pleased to recognize McKinzie for her willingness to find opportunities to lead and whose actions demonstrate an adherence to the values of community banking.”
The feature story in the June issue of Independent Banker highlights how the 40 Under 40 honorees have overcome challenges and answered calls for innovation while staying true to the guiding principles that make community banking special. Chosen from hundreds of entries, candidates were judged on the following criteria: character, leadership, community involvement, and innovation. Bank technology services provider FIS, of Jacksonville, Florida, sponsored this year’s program.
“I’m honored to be in the company of such a distinguished group and to represent CorTrust Bank on ICBA Independent Banker’s 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list,” McKinzie said. “I’m thankful to be part of this great industry and to work alongside my community bank colleagues to make a positive impact in the lives of our customers and the communities we serve.”
To learn more about McKinzie’s acknowledgement visit 40 Under 40: 2021’s Emerging Community Bank Leaders | Independent Banker
About CorTrust Bank
Since 1930, CorTrust Bank has been serving the needs of individuals and businesses throughout 16 South Dakota communities, and 15 Minnesota communities, with 37 branch locations. What started as a small operation serving the needs of local farming families in Artesian, SD, has today grown into a fourth-generation family-owned community bank with $1.53 billion in assets, and $136.6 million in equity and reserves. CorTrust Bank – raise your expectations.
The Independent Community Bankers of America creates and promotes an environment where community banks flourish. ICBA is dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the community banking industry and its membership through effective advocacy, best-in-class education, and high-quality products and services.
With nearly 50,000 locations nationwide, community banks constitute 99 percent of all banks, employ more than 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding more than $5 trillion in assets, over $4.4 trillion in deposits, and more than $3.4 trillion in loans to consumers, small businesses and the agricultural community, community banks channel local deposits into the Main Streets and neighborhoods they serve, spurring job creation, fostering innovation and fueling their customers’ dreams in communities throughout America. For more information, visit ICBA’s website at www.icba.org.