Todd Grayson Elected Chairman of CBAI

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  • Jan 18, 2017, 07:54 AM

We are pleased to announce that our President of South Central Bank, N.A., Todd Grayson, was elected Chairman of the Community Bankers Association of Illinois (CBAI). The official announcement was made during the association’s annual convention in Chicago.

As Chairman, Grayson will serve on the CBAI board of directors, handle overall affairs of the association in conjunction with the first and second vice chairmen, and serve on its strategic planning and finance committees. He also serves on the Community BancService Corporation board.

Grayson started his career in 1989 at Laventhol & Horwarth as a real-estate consultant. In 1991 he became a consultant at AM&G Financial Services. In 1992 he joined South Central Bank, N.A. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics at Emory University in Atlanta, GA in 1986 and in 1989 he received his master’s degree in finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Grayson is also a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in 1996. Civic duties include recently serving on the board of directors for the National Fragile X Foundation and coached VIP (Very Important Player – special needs buddy) AYSO soccer in Highland Park, IL.

CBAI is a professional trade association representing nearly 400 Illinois commercial banks and thrifts, and their nearly 900 Illinois bank branches. Its members have nearly $70 billion in assets and employ approximately 14,000 individuals. Its membership represents approximately 70% of the bank and thrift charters in Illinois. CBAI, headquartered in Springfield, was founded in 1974. For more information, visit