SPRINGFIELD, Ill., June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James W. Aldrich, Chairman and CEO of Delaware Place Bank in Chicago, was honored as the 2010 Illinois Banker of the Year by the Illinois Bankers Association (IBA). The award was presented during the IBA Annual Conference and Trade Show on June 17.
This is the eighth year for the Illinois Banker of the Year award, which is the highest honor the Illinois Bankers Association can bestow on one of its members. It is presented annually to an individual whose dedication to excellence has most profoundly enhanced the banking industry.
Aldrich has served the banking industry for 38 years. Throughout the years, he has been very active in the Illinois Bankers Association and the American Bankers Association. He is a past member of a number of IBA committees and boards, including the Strategic Planning Committee, the Committee on Bank Directors, the Illinois Bankers School Board and the IBA Board of Directors. He also has been very involved in grassroots legislative efforts, including attending numerous meetings in Washington, D.C., and in Springfield, working closely with the IBA to lobby on behalf of Illinois bankers.
Aldrich is involved in his community, including as a director for the Better Business Bureau, as a director for the DePaul School of Commerce Advisory Board, and as the Finance Committee Chairman for Holy Name Cathedral. He also is very dedicated to Catholic Charities and in helping the poor and the homeless.
The Illinois Bankers Association is a full-service trade association dedicated to creating a positive business climate that benefits the entire banking industry and the communities they serve. Founded in 1891, the IBA brings together state and national banks, savings banks, and savings and loan associations of all sizes in Illinois. Collectively, the IBA represents nearly 90 percent of the assets of the Illinois banking industry, which employs more than 100,000 men and women in over 5,000 offices across the state.
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SOURCE Illinois Bankers Association