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Wheatland Bank CEO Named to FDIC Advisory Committee on Community Banking

(Spokane, WA) - Wheatland Bank ( is a locally owned and independent community bank, recognized nationally as one of the top 100 community banks in the nation by American Banker and one of the strongest banks in the nation by BauerFinancial, the largest independent bank rating association.  Wheatland is proud to announce that Susan M. Horton, the Bank’s President and CEO, has been named as just one of eight new members to the FDIC’s Advisory Committee on Community Banking.

On Friday, May 26, the FDIC issued an official release naming the eight new members to the Advisory Committee on Community Banking.  The new members include the following:

  • Thomas Bates, President & CEO, Legends Bank, Clarksville, Tennessee
  • Michael Culhane, President & CEO, North Cambridge Co-operative Bank, Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Anita Drentlaw, President & CEO, New Market Bank, New Market, Minnesota
  • Susan Horton, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Wheatland Bank, Spokane, Washington
  • Warren Huang, General Counsel, Amerasia Bank, Flushing, New York
  • April Perry, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Kentucky Farmers Bank Corporation, Catlettsburg, Kentucky
  • Troy Richards, President, Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, Delhi, Louisiana
  • Lillous AnnShoemaker, President, Magnolia State Bank, Bay Springs, Mississippi

Composed of a cross-section of community bankers from around the country, the FDIC’s Advisory Committee shares input on a broad range of community bank policy and regulatory matters. 

On June 1, 2023, the Advisory Committee will meet to discuss banking conditions.  FDIC senior staff will also provide updates on the Deposit Insurance Fund, the Minority Depository Institutions Subcommittee, and various supervision and policy matters.  Read the full agenda.

The new members join the following Advisory Committee members:

  • Mike Bock, CEO, Dairy State Bank, Rice Lake, Wisconsin
  • Troy Campbell, President & CEO, Altoona First Savings Bank, Altoona, Pennsylvania
  • Harold Horvat, President, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Centreville Bank, West Warwick, Rhode Island
  • Robert James II, Executive Vice President, Carver State Bank, Savannah, Georgia
  • Cindy Kitner, President & CEO, Jefferson Security Bank, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
  • Trey Maust, Executive Chairman, Lewis & Clark Bank, Oregon City, Oregon
  • Dominik Mjartan, President & CEO, Optus Bank, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Arlen Osterbuhr, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Minden Exchange Bank and Trust Company, Minden, Nebraska
  • Shane Pilarski, President & CEO, Alliance Bank, Francesville, Indiana
  • Kim Reigelsberger, President, Preferred Bank, Rothville, Missouri
  • Andrew West, President & CEO, Eagle Bank, Polson, Montana

Information about the Advisory Committee on Community Banking, which was established in 2009, is available on the Committee’s webpage.  The virtual meeting is open to the public via live webcast.

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About Wheatland Bank

Wheatland Bank is a locally owned independent community bank headquartered in Spokane, Washington. Wheatland Bank’s commitment to eastern and central Washington is strong and has deep roots. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership, leadership, and decision-making.  Over the past 44 years, Wheatland Bank has grown through organic and diversified expansion with fourteen branches throughout eastern and central Washington, nearly 17,500 customers.  Wheatland Bank focuses on helping businesses, farmers, ranchers, and consumers succeed by offering the highest quality personalized banking relationships and customized lending, banking, residential lending, and wealth management services. A strong independent reflection of Wheatland Bank’s continued success is the fact that Wheatland Bank has earned the coveted 5-Star Superior rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm for sixty-five consecutive quarters putting it in an even more prominent position as an “Exceptional Performance Bank”. The designation is reserved for those banks securing a 5-Star rating for forty consecutive quarters or longer. To learn more about Wheatland Bank, visit us online at