In his role as chairman, Maust, who is currently co-president and CEO of Lewis and Clark Bank in Oregon City, Oregon, would lead the Council’s efforts and represent the group’s collective viewpoint on Capitol Hill, at conferences and during high-level industry meetings.
“Community banks play a critical role in developing strong and sustainable communities across the country,” Maust said. “It’s an honor to advocate on behalf of these unique institutions as they drive economic growth, support community development, and help individuals and businesses reach their financial goals.”
ABA officials said the Community Bankers Council consists of bank presidents and CEOs from across the country, with members meeting twice a year to strategize on government relations issues, banking trends, and competitive priorities while providing guidance to the ABA on a number of community banking issues.
Maust has served in a variety of roles in his more than 20 years in the financial sector, beginning at Deloitte in Portland, Oregon. He then transferred to Deloitte’s Merger and Acquisitions Services Group in New York, where he was a resource nationally for bank acquisitions, conducting financial and operational due diligence in a variety of industries for financial sponsors and strategic buyers.
Prior to his current position, Maust served as chief financial officer at two Portland, Oregon-area community banks.