Meet the Team

“People go into regular banking because they want to make a difference” – Paul Hickman, AzBA President & CEO


The AzBA team advocates on behalf of community banks in Arizona and provides a unified voice for the industry across the state. The team works tirelessly to keep the industry connected, informed and supported.

Paul Hickman – President & CEO

Paul has served as the President & CEO for AzBA since 2010. Prior to leading the team he worked as the State Director, Chief of Staff & Policy Director for Senator John McCain.

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Steven Killian – Director of Government Relations

Steven joined AzBA in 2015. Prior to joining the team he worked as a Policy Advisor for the Arizona Governor’s office.


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Kerensa Williams – Director of Operations

Kerensa joined AzBA in 2018. Prior to joining the team she worked in University Housing operations for 18 years.

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Carly Friday – Membership & Government Relations Coordinator

Carly joined AzBA in 2019. Prior to joining the team she worked on staff in the U.S. Senate as a Deputy Outreach Director, Constituent Advocate and Scheduler for Senators Jon Kyl and John McCain.


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Bill Ridenour – general council, fennemore Craig


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