With the appointment of Camden R. Fine to the Federal Advisory Council, community bankers will have a voice on a committee dominated by financial services giants.

"I'm told it's unusual for a community banker to serve on the Federal Advisory Council, which flatters and humbles me," said Mr. Fine, the president and chief executive officer of Midwest Independent Bank of Jefferson City, Mo. He is also the chairman of $8 million-asset Bunceton State Bank in Bunceton, Mo., which he bought in March.

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