DeKALB – Josh Huseman, director of wealth management at First National Bank in Illinois, has joined the American Bankers Association’s newly established Emerging Leaders Advisory Board.
The board, which is comprised of talented bankers from across the country, will influence the creation of innovative programming and networking opportunities for the next generation of bank leaders, help guide the ABA’s political engagement strategies and play an integral role in planning the Emerging Leaders Forum held in conjunction with the ABA’s Government Relations Summit.
“It’s an honor to join such a talented group of industry thought leaders and represent Illinois on ABA’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Board,” Huseman said in a news release. “This appointment allows us to share our perspective on issues impacting banks, and help formulate new ideas and strategies to tackle some of our industry’s most pressing issues.”
The advisory board members will provide input into new ways to enhance industry diversity, build on existing ABA initiatives and help grow the industry’s future leaders through professional development, peer networking and bank advocacy.
Board members also will have the opportunity to participate in the ABA’s Power Up initiative, a call-to-action campaign for bankers to help increase the industry’s voice in Washington by strengthening banker engagement.
The ABA’s Emerging Leaders Advisory Board will meet twice a year and host several conference calls throughout the year. The first in-person meeting was Oct. 15 to 17 in Chicago.
Huseman joined First National Bank in 2007 and leads the Wealth Management group in Illinois. He and the team help clients work toward their long-term financial goals with services in investments, planning, banking and trusts. Before leading Wealth Management, he held roles leading private banking and Corporate Treasury Services.