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MICHAEL VAN NORSTRAND
Michael Van Norstrand serves as the Executive Director of the Independent Bankers of Colorado (IBC), a non-profit community bank membership organization dedicated to the promotion, advancement and preservation of an independent community banking system in Colorado.

Michael is an attorney with over 30 years in practice, almost exclusively as an in-house corporate bank counsel and executive for community banks. Besides banking law, his diverse experience includes contract/transactional, real estate, employment, bankruptcy and general business law as well as executive experience developing, implementing and overseeing strategic business planning and overall small business operations.   
 
As a professional with a longstanding background in community banking, Michael understands that community banks are the backbones of local economies; the strong relationship between a community banker and their client is essential and invaluable.  Community banks are committed to their Main Street, not Wall Street, and are uniquely locally knowledgeable and nimbly situated to quickly assess, craft and customize each customer’s individual solutions with varied and innovative financial products and services. Michael is an ardent believer in community banking, which is why he now advocates as Executive Director of the IBC.

MAELYNN LEWIS
Maelynn joined Independent Bankers of Colorado (IBC) in 1998! Maelynn serves as IBC’s Secretary and Treasurer. In addition, she is IBC’s Administration Director. She truly enjoys getting know Colorado's community bankers and service providers and providing high-touch service. Maelynn orchestrates education and special events, serves as board liaison, and oversees office administration. She is passionate about IBC, its members, and community banking! Maelynn has served on several financial literacy boards and task forces. Prior to joining IBC Maelynn was a team member with the Colorado Bankers Association, American Institute of Banking, and First National Bank of Englewood (now Chase).



TARA HUNTER
Tara Hunter has served as the Administrative Assistant for the Independent Banks of Colorado since 2018. As the Administrative Assistant, Tara oversees the organization’s communications, social media, digital newsletter, and office management.