Marty Sellars elected to ICBA Federal Delegate Board for 2024-2025

 In General

The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Marty Sellars, CEO of FNBC Bank, was elected to the ICBA Federal Delegate Board. ICBA is the nation’s voice for community banks.

“It’s an honor to be elected to represent the community banking industry and shine a light on the invaluable work community banks across the nation do to strengthen and build more resilient communities,” Sellars said. “I look forward to leveraging my experience as a local community banker to ensure advocacy in Washington reflects the needs of our local economy and community and engaging with my fellow community bankers from across the country to create and promote an environment where community banks flourish.”

In addition to helping shape and advocate ICBA’s national policy positions and programs, Sellars’ duties include engaging in grassroots activities in Arkansas and serving as a liaison between independent community bankers and ICBA staff and leadership in Washington, D.C. He will also work to recruit new members to ICBA.

ICBA is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to promoting the interests of locally operated community banks and savings institutions. With trusted financial expertise and high-quality customer service as their hallmarks, community banks offer the best financial services option for millions of consumers, small businesses and agricultural enterprises.

“Marty is a respected member of his community and a dedicated advocate for our industry,” said ICBA Chairman Derek B. Williams, president and CEO of Century Bank & Trust in Milledgeville, Ga. “We are fortunate to have Marty serve as a volunteer and contribute his valuable experience and unique perspective for the benefit of our industry, as well as the customers and communities we serve.”

Sellars, a native of Izard County, began his career in community banking when he was only 18 years old at a local bank in Horseshoe Bend. In January 1983, he joined FNBC in the Loan Department as a Loan Collector, and quickly advanced to Vice President and Loan Officer. In 1990, he was promoted to Vice President and Branch Manager to grow and expand FNBC’s footprint in the Hardy market. In 1997, he was once again promoted to Senior Vice President and Branch Administrator, supervising the operations of four of FNBC’s offices. He served in this capacity until his promotion to President and Chief Operations Officer in 2003, a position he held for 20 years. He was FNBC’s 10th President. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2016.

He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Banking in Dallas. He sits on the Board of Directors for FNBC Bank, serves on the Board of Directors for the Network of Community Options, a position he has held for over 20 years, and is on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Arkansas Regional Intermodal.

He is a past Vice Chair of the Sharp County Community Foundation, past president of the Spring River Area Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the Ozarka College Foundation Board and Business Department Advisory Board.

FNBC is a $800 million asset community bank with locations across North Central and Northeast Arkansas, and South-Central Missouri.

About ICBA

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 45,000 locations nationwide, community banks employ nearly 700,000 Americans and are the only physical banking presence in one in three U.S. counties. Holding $5.9 trillion in assets, $4.8 trillion in deposits, and $3.9 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

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