In late January, Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced the promotion of Amanda De Leon to regional manager. Making the announcement was Mark Meyer, South Texas market president. In her new role, De Leon will be responsible for overseeing branch operations for American Bank’s South Texas market, including all locations in Corpus Christi and its branches in Port Aransas, Rockport and Padre Island. De Leon takes over for Cathy Moody who recently announced her retirement.
De Leon takes over as regional manager after serving as the Corpus Christi–Uptown branch manager for American Bank. During her career, she has spent more than 26 years with various community banks, including her employment with American Bank, which began in 2006. She has served as a teller, personal banker and branch manager.
A longtime resident of Corpus Christi, De Leon received her degree in management development from Del Mar College. She remains active in the Corpus Christi community and enjoys volunteering for local organizations.
“Amanda excels at providing clients with the personalized banking experience that American Bank is known for,” Meyer says. “She will be key to leading our branch teams as we continue building on our 50-year history of banking excellence. We’ll miss Cathy and we’re excited for her to enjoy her retirement. And we’re every bit as excited about this new opportunity for Amanda. She’s ready and well prepared.”
Established in 1970, American Bank has 13 locations in the Texas communities of Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Rockport, Goliad and Victoria.