John Ikard is president and CEO of FirstBank Holding Company, Lakewood, Colorado, Chairman of the American Bankers Association and a member of the ABA Board.With total assets of over $14 billion dollars, FirstBank is the second largest bank in the State of Colorado and one of the largest privately held financial institutions in the country.� John started at FirstBank in 1981, and has been president and CEO of FirstBank Holding Company since 1999.�John has held leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, former Vice-Chair and current board member of the Colorado Children�s Hospital Foundation, and is Chairman of the Denver Area Boy Scout Council.� John is past Chairman of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and past board member of the Colorado State University Board of Governors.�In 2010, John was honored with the prestigious �Community Banker of the Year Award� by the American Banker.John is a graduate of Colorado State University, holds an MBA from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington.�
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