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IBAT is excited to announce this year’s recipients of its coveted Five*Star Award:

  • AccuBranch (Tier 1)
  • Advantage Health Plans Trust (Tier 2)
  • Whitley Penn LLP (Tier 3)

These three IBAT associate members will be honored during IBAT’s Connecting Leaders Conference, June 26–29 at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio. Since 2002, IBAT’s Five*Star Award has recognized associate members that routinely provide excellent service and innovative solutions to help community banks grow, enhance profits and gain efficiency.

To be considered for the Five*Star Award, an IBAT associate member earns engagement points—gained through participation in IBAT and industry related events. IBAT member banks then vote on those in the top 10 percent of each category to determine the winners. Criteria used to determine the winners include service excellence, human relationships, integrity, commitment to the community banking industry and exceptional value to the banks they serve.

Listed below are the 2024 Five*Star Award finalists, with the winners in bold:

  • Tier 1AccuBranch; (Other nominees) Agent IQ; Chartwell Partners; Hamilton Vaultronics; and Qualtik.
  • Tier 2Advantage Health Plans Trust; (Other nominees) ADVANTAGE, Powered By JMFA; CP Insurance Associates; Data Business Equipment, Inc. (DBE); Ironcore, Inc.; KlariVis; and Strategic Resource Management, Inc.
  • Tier 3Whitley Penn LLP; (Other nominees) CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP); Eide Bailly LLP; Deluxe Merchant Services+ (Formerly Fitech By Deluxe); Glory Global Solutions; Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP; and SHAZAM.

Congratulations to these top associate members!