International City Bank (“ICB”) announces the retirement of its President & CEO, Mr. Michael C. Miller, and celebrates his leadership and service. At the helm for over 10 years, Mr. Miller navigated International City Bank through both smooth and choppy waters, and through his stewardship has embodied the Bank’s commitment to its clients. Every strategy, tactic, and project he led was designed to support the Bank’s loyal clients and community. Most recently, Mr. Miller led the Bank’s Paycheck Protection Program, a service designed to aid struggling small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Later this year, International City Bank will merge with its sister-bank United Fidelity Bank (“UFB”). Mr. Miller stated “for over two decades ICB has partnered with UFB on many real estate and related transactions due to the common ownership held by the Pedcor Companies. This relationship has been very beneficial for business clients of both banks. As a result, combining the banks will enable ICB to offer much larger loans, while preserving its local identity and focus. ICB and UFB’s mutual commitment to the Long Beach community is supported by the fact that several ICB Board members have been offered director positions for the combined bank. I wish everyone much success in the years to come and it has truly been a pleasure to serve as the CEO of ICB for the past decade.”
Following the merger, ICB’s current CFO Ms. Paula-Rose Wihongi will serve as Long Beach Community President. Ms. Wihongi stated, “I have enjoyed the opportunity to work with Mr. Miller for the past 13 years, and will endeavor to exceed client and community expectations as Mr. Miller did. We will be able to offer larger loans and broaden our customer base while maintaining existing staff to assure that we continue to serve our clients in a way that has made ICB Long Beach’s preferred community bank.”
The team at International City Bank would like to thank Mr. Miller for his leadership and commitment to everyone: employee, customer, and community alike and we look forward to carrying on your legacy in the years to come.
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