American Bank Adds Private Banking Team to San Antonio Market

Corpus Christi-based American Bank recently added a four-person private banking team to its growing San Antonio presence. The new team—Jerry Daniel, Jeff Hawthorn, Anthony Perez and Diana Cervantes—will office out of American Bank’s San Antonio branch at 12800 San Pedro Ave. They will report to Byron Bexley, vice chairman for San Antonio. “This team of … Read more

Tinnell Appointed Chief of Staff at American Bank

Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced the recent appointment of Suzelle Tinnell as chief of staff. Making the announcement was Stephen C. Raffaele, president and CEO. Tinnell joined American Bank in 2012 as manager of the bank’s project management office. She later transitioned to chief deposit services officer and eventually to director of enterprise planning and … Read more

Retirements at Frost Bank Lead to New Promotions at Headquarters and in Corpus Christi

On September 26, San Antonio-based Frost Bank announced retirements and promotions that will lead to leadership changes at the bank’s corporate headquarters and in the Corpus Christi region. Lee Doughtie, an executive vice president who has served as director of business banking, plans to retire in March 2024. He began his banking career in 1980 … Read more

Tatum Joins American Bank’s San Antonio Team as Senior Relationship Manager

Corpus Christi-based American Bank has hired Rick Tatum to serve as senior relationship manager in San Antonio. He will office at the bank’s Concord Plaza branch. Making the announcement was Byron Bexley, vice chairman for American Bank’s San Antonio market. Tatum joins American Bank with nearly 40 years of banking experience, most recently serving as … Read more

American Bank Adds Business Leader Miller to Houston Regional Board

Native Houstonian and local business leader Paula Ann Miller was recently appointed to Corpus Christi-based American Bank’s Houston regional board of directors. She is founder, president and CEO of P.A. Miller Consulting Inc., a full-service accounting and consulting firm. Miller is the eighth local business leader to join the Houston regional board. “Her depth of … Read more

Kleberg Bank’s Henkel Celebrates 50 Years of Texas Community Banking

The board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently presented Joe Henkel, vice chairman of the board of Kingsville-based Kleberg Bank, with an IBAT board resolution recognizing more than 50 years of service as a True Texas Community Banker. Henkel started his career at Kleberg Bank in 1970 while a student … Read more

American Bank Names Curate Capital Founder to its Houston Regional Board of Directors

Corpus Christi-based American Bank recently announced the appointment of Carrie Colbert to its Houston regional board of directors. She is the founder and general partner of Curate Capital in Houston, a venture capital fund that invests in businesses by women for women. With a background as an executive in engineering and finance, as well as … Read more

American Bank Names Welch and Bruner Branch Managers in San Antonio

Julie Welch and Meagan Bruner were recently named branch managers for two of Corpus Christi-based American Bank’s San Antonio area locations. Welch takes over as branch manager for the bank’s Universal City branch, located at 600 Pat Booker Rd. in Universal City. Bruner is the new branch manager for the Concord location at 200 Concord … Read more

American Bank Names Gammon Director of Bank Operations

Tenured banking executive Eddie Gammon has joined Corpus Christi-based American Bank as its director of bank operations. Making the announcement was Todd Lee, chief information officer. Gammon will provide leadership to the bank operations team, ensuring that all activities are completed in compliance with applicable laws, regulatory guidelines and bank policies and procedures. He will … Read more

American Bank Taps Reeder as Branch Manager in Victoria

Chelsey Reeder was recently named branch manager for Corpus Christi-based American Bank’s Victoria branch, located at 4304 N. Navarro St. The announcement was made by Randy Price, Victoria market leader. “Chelsey’s extensive experience as a banking leader in our community, combined with her commitment to delivering exceptional customer service, will be invaluable assets to our … Read more