The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Much of ECPR’s work with IBAT focuses on media outreach throughout the state of Texas and Washington, D.C., and with state and national banking trade publications. Examples of media placements procured by ECPR include Politico, the Wall Street Journal, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, American Banker and many others.