The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (the Bureau) has appointed Gate City Bank Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Swiontek as a member of the Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC) in Washington, D.C.
The CBAC advises and consults with the Bureau on consumer financial issues related to community banks. The CBAC helps to strengthen the Bureau’s charge to serve and protect consumers by ensuring that the Bureau receives a wide range of insight, expertize, analysis and information about consumer finance market trends and practices.
Swiontek’s experienced community bank leadership will be a strong asset to the CBAC. His role will serve to inform the CFPB’s policy development, rulemaking, and engagement functions.
“It’s a unique privilege to serve as a member of the Community Bank Advisory Council,” Swiontek said. “It is a rewarding experience to offer the distinct perspective of community banks, and to share new recommendations that will assist in educating and empowering consumers on their financial journeys.”
Swiontek has 38 years of banking experience and has served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Gate City Bank since 2001.
About Gate City Bank
A $1.9 billion mutual community bank, Gate City Bank has been providing banking services to its customers since 1923. Gate City Bank has 36 convenient banking offices across North Dakota and western Minnesota and employs 610 people. In addition to being the USDA top mortgage lender in North Dakota with locally approved, financed, and serviced home loans, Gate City Bank was named one of the “50 Best Places to Work” in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Prairie Business. Additional information is available at gatecity.bank.