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Community Bankers Association hires senior VP of governmental relations

SPRINGFIELD — The Community Bankers Association of Illinois has hired Jerry Peck as senior vice president of governmental relations. He replaces Kraig Lounsberry, who begins his tenure as CBAI president Jan. 1.

peck jerry“I have known Jerry for more than 10 years,” Lounsberry said. “He well-known and well-liked at the Statehouse and he will be an excellent addition to the CBAI governmental-relations team.”

For the past five years, Peck has served as director of government affairs for the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association. He has also worked as a contract lobbyist, and owned his own media and communications company. Peck holds a B.A. degree in communications from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston.

About CBAI

One of the largest state banking associations in the nation, CBAI is a professional trade association representing 330 Illinois commercial banks and thrifts, and their 880 Illinois bank branches. Its members have nearly $80 billion in assets and employ approximately 16,000 individuals. CBAI, headquartered in Springfield, was founded in 1974 to exclusively represent and serve the community-banking profession. For more information, visit

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