About Us

Overview


Western Independent Bankers (WIB) is the premier networking and educational organization for community banks in the West. With over 22,000 individual members from more than 140 financial institutions, WIB informs, educates, and connects community banks with the resources and services to achieve the highest standards of personal and organizational performance.

For eighty years, Western Independent Bankers (WIB) has provided a bridge of opportunity for community banks across the Western United States, promoting a continuous network of shared information and establishing itself as a leader in peer-focused education. WIB advances a landscape of learning throughout its members’ careers and across all key functional areas of banking. Whether experienced in-person, in-bank, or online, WIB strives to meet the budget needs and learning preferences of each institution.

Our Annual Conference for Bank Presidents, Directors & Senior Officers has been our trademark of quality for more than 60 years. WIB is managed by banking professionals with a collective experience of over fifty years, assuring members that all WIB programs will be relevant, timely, and valuable. WIB’s Board of Directors is comprised of the most accomplished bank executives from across the Western Region. The design and selection of all WIB conference curriculum is the direct result of the very active and engaged WIB bank member advisory committees ensuring that the programs and agendas are created by bankers, for bankers. .

WIB sets itself apart from many other trade associations through an inclusive membership program. A bank membership with WIB ensures full individual membership and benefits for every bank employee. With over 22,000 individual members across the Western United States, WIB focuses on serving the almost 550 independent community banks headquartered in the 13 Western state footprint. In 1994, WIB established a for-profit subsidiary Western Independent Bankers Service Corporation as an avenue to provide WIB-endorsed services and products to our membership.

Our Mission

WIB is a trade association that informs, educates and connects community banks to achieve the highest standards of personal and organizational performance.

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Inform.

Keep independent bankers in tune with industry trends, issues and solutions.

Educate.

Focus on learning so your bank and your people can grow and prosper.

Connect.

Bring together bankers with industry experts, products and services to strengthen your bank’s competitive advantage.
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