Robert M. Fisher is chairman-elect of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national advocacy organization that exclusively represents community banks.
Fisher is president and CEO of Tioga State Bank in Spencer, N.Y.
Fisher serves in many leadership roles at ICBA. He is a member of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors, and is chairman of the Federal Delegate Board. He serves on the Nominating Committee and Policy Development Committee, which he previously chaired. He is Executive Committee liaison to the Cyber and Data Security committee and the Large Community Bank Council and is an ex-officio member on the ICBA Securities board of directors. He also is past chairman of the ICBPAC Committee and was the state delegate for New York on the Federal Delegate Board.
Fisher testified in 2017 and again in 2018 before the House Financial Services Committee on regulatory relief for community banks. A fifth-generation community banker, Fisher served on the New York State Banking Board from 2007 to 2011. He also is a current member and past chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of New York State.
In addition to his banking affiliations, Fisher serves as chairman of the Lourdes Ascension Hospital board in Binghamton, N.Y., and sits on the board of the New York Business Development Corp. He previously served on the board of the Empire State Community Development Corp.
Fisher has a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from the University of Notre Dame.
He lives in Owego, N.Y., with his wife and three children.