The Illinois Bankers Association represents all banks in the state of Illinois, including savings banks, savings and loan associations, and state and national banks. Established in 1891, the IBA is dedicated to providing a positive business environment for the banking industry and their local communities and accounts for approximately 90 percent of the assets in Illinois’ banking industry.
In an effort to assist its members and to continue fostering banking leadership in the state, the IBA offers a number of programs that recognize the next generation of banking leaders. The Future Leaders Alliance (FLA) program addresses the ever-changing needs of the banking industry. The IBA also offers several recognition programs including the Outstanding Legislator Award, Volunteer of the Year Award, and the Illinois Banker of the Year Award.