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The Independent Bankers Association of Texas
“Collectively Creating Value for Community Banking”

Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $27 million to $39 billion with combined assets statewide of nearly $256 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.


IBAT Management Team

Ursula L. Jimenez

Director of Finance, Administration and Governance
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Curt Nelson

Director of Membership
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Matthew Smith

Director of Innovation Initiatives
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Julie Courtney, CAE, CMP

President, IBAT Services, Inc
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IBAT Staff

Bill Briggs

Director of Federal and Regulatory Advocacy
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Lesli Bullard

Compliance Coordinator
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Abbey Carnes

Associate Director of Membership
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Jody Davila, CAE

Communications Manager
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Sharon Filer

Vendor Due Diligence Manager
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Wendy Foster

Director of Government Relations
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Stacy Gibson, CAMS

Digital Compliance Officer, Compliance Select
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Kelly Goulart, CRCM, CAMS, CIA

Senior Regulatory Compliance Manager
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Diem-Ha Ignacio, CCBCO

Digital Compliance Officer, Compliance Select
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Karina Haba

Accounting and Operations Administrator
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Rachel Jeske

Executive Assistant and Project Manager [email protected]

Marilyn Jones, CPA

Associate Director of Finance
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Darlene Revers

Member Engagement Manager
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Mandy Robinson

Registration and Events Coordinator
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Apryl Salazar, CRCM, CAFP, CCBCO, CBAP

Digital Compliance Program Manager, Compliance Select
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Beth Sheahan

Director of Strategic Relationships
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Lauren Staton

Administrative Assistant
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1700 Rio Grande Street, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78701

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