Preston Kennedy

Preston L. Kennedy is vice chairman of the Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA), the only national trade association that exclusively represents community banks.


CEO of Bank of Zachary, La., Kennedy has served in many leadership roles at ICBA. He is a member of the ICBA Executive Committee and board of directors. He is chairman of ICBA’s Federal Home Loan Bank Task Force. He also a member of ICBA’s Policy Development Committee and Subcommittee on Cyber and Data Security.


Kennedy previously served two terms as treasurer on ICBA’s Executive Committee and was an ICBA at-large director from 2011-12. He also served as ICBA’s state delegate for Louisiana. Kennedy has also lent his banking expertise as a member of ICBA’s Federal Legislation, Regulation Review and Lending committees. He previously served a six-year term as a member of the ICBA Securities Corp. board of directors.


In addition, Kennedy has maintained longstanding ties to his community. He is a former president of the Feliciana Chamber of Commerce and the Zachary Chamber of Commerce. He is a past president and active in the Rotary Club of Zachary, and is a board member for small business incubator Dixie Business Center, and a board member for the Lane Regional Medical Center Foundation.


Kennedy attended Silliman Institute, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Louisiana State University E. J. Ourso School of Business and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South.


He lives in Zachary, La., with his wife, Charel. They have six children and nine grandchildren.