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 alignment. In her new role, she will continue to report to the CEO and be responsible for a variety of areas, including strategy, client experience, project management and enterprise governance. Prior to joining American Bank, Tinnell worked for multiple banks in the Northwest U.S. She also served in an executive leadership role with Starbucks Coffee Co.
Tinnell holds a finance degree from Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. She currently serves on the board of trustees for the Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Foundation and the board of directors for Amistad Health. She is a member of the Pan American Roundtable and P.E.O.
“As a member of our executive team, Suzelle has been a wonderful colleague and advisor,” Raffaele says. “I’m excited to continue partnering with her as we pursue our vision of becoming a leading Texas regional bank.”
Established in 1970, American Bank has 19 locations in the Texas communities of Austin, Houston, San Antonio, New Braunfels, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Rockport, Goliad and Victoria.