HUTCHINSON, Kan., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Center Inc. (DCI), the privately-owned developer of iCore360® core banking software and related technologies, announced that prominent client banker and company board member Keith Hughes, CEO of First National Bank of Hutchinson, Kan., has been appointed to serve on the American Bankers Association (ABA) Community Bankers Council.
Mr. Hughes also serves on the Kansas Bankers Association board of directors and Federal Affairs Committee, and is credited with building one of the region's foremost correspondent banking operations as part of his 36-year banking career before being named First National Bank's CEO in 2010. Hughes was elected to join seven other DCI client bankers on the fintech company's board of directors in 2015.
Said Hughes, "Helping community banks thrive has always been important to me, and this appointment to the ABA council is another great opportunity to advocate on their behalf."
First National Bank is one of the founding private shareholders of DCI and has assets in excess of $650 million, 9 locations and over $1 billion under management including the largest Farm Management organization in the state of Kansas, managing over 250,000 acres.
John Jones, DCI president and CEO, commented, "It is great to know that the ABA will benefit from the same great insight, integrity and advocacy for community bankers that Keith brings to all our DCI bank clients."
Established in 1981, the ABA Community Bankers Council is comprised of community bank presidents and CEOs that are appointed by the ABA chairman and convene twice a year in Washington, D.C., to address the current opportunities and challenges facing community banks across the country. Council members are frequently called upon to promote the positive aspects of community banking on Capitol Hill, appearing in media interviews and serving as sources for the industry's responses to government regulations and rules.
Earlier this week DCI announced that another prominent DCI client and board member, Jeffrey Ball, President and CEO of Friendly Hills Bank in Whittier, Calif., was also recently elected to the ABA Board of Directors and as chairman of the ABA Government Relations Council.
DCI is the developer of the award-winning iCore360® core banking software and related technologies for community banks nationwide. DCI is privately owned by a group of bank clients, with several clients serving as board members and user group leaders. In addition to iCore360® (available hosted or in-house), DCI offers integrated solutions for Internet and mobile banking, private ATM network and card management, teller automation, remote capture, custom analysis, risk/vendor management, managed IT and more. Among other awards, DCI has been named a 2016 IDC FinTech Top 100 Technology Provider, a 2015 FinTech Forward Top 100 provider by American Banker and BAI, a three-time winner of the BankNews Innovative Solutions Award and the exclusive core processing solution endorsed by the California Bankers Association. For more information about DCI, visit www.datacenterinc.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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