JA Raises $110,000 at their “Ladies in Pink” Event

September 23, 2022

The JA Circle of Wise Women Rosé Soirée event last week raised $110,000 for Junior Achievement of South Florida (JA) programs. In its 5th year, the event included sharing of JA students’ inspirational journeys, awarding of the Lorraine I. Thomas Girls Scholarships, and pinning of 18 new Circle of Wise Women members. American National Bank President and CEO Ginger Martin and Vice President Pamela Dalton are two of the 175 current members.

JA delivers over 20 unique programs to nearly 70,000 students in classrooms throughout Broward and south Palm Beach counties and at JA World Huizenga Center on the Broward College North Campus, training the next generation of business leaders, employees and consumers by educating students about financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work readiness. JA has served more than 1,000,000 students since its inception in 1959. The JA Circle of Wise Women was founded in 2009 with 10 founding members and has grown to 181.

If you would like more information on how you can support Junior Achievement or join the JA Circle of Wise Women, please visit www.JASouthFlorida.org.


Team Members Help United Way of Broward County’s Backpack Drive for Military and Veteran Families

September 19, 2022

American National Bank team members Ashley House and Janet McCormick volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for the United Way of Broward County Backpack Event benefitting local families of active military and Veterans as a thank you for their service. More than 350 backpacks were stuffed and distributed so these military and Veteran families can start the 2022-2023 school year off right with everything they may need.

For more information on how you can support the efforts of United Way of Broward County, please visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.


American National Bank Awards College Scholarship

September 19, 2022

Suits, Stilettos and Lipstick (SSL) Foundation celebrated its 10-year anniversary on August 25 with their 2022 Scholarship Award Ceremony at the Pelican Grand Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Eight deserving women in our community received Heidi Dennis Wonder Women Scholarships to attend Broward College (7 students) and FAU (1 student). A total of $24,000 was awarded by the foundation. American National Bank contributed $1,500 towards the worthwhile cause.  SSL also matched each student with a mentor for one year through the SSL LIFT (Leaders Inspiring Future Trailblazers) Mentorship Program.

SSL’s mission is to empower women and children from all walks of life to be resilient, self-confident and purposeful leaders, through education, mentorship and community outreach.  For more information on how you can support the efforts of SSL, please visit www.sslwomen.org.


American National Bank Supports Russell Education Foundation

August 2, 2022

Ryan Rosario & Luke Hamill

American National Bank helped sponsor the Russell Education Foundation Celebrity Cornhole Tournament on July 30, 2022 at Barrel of Monks Brewery in Boca Raton. ANB Personal Banker Ryan Rosario and his brother Luke Hamill participated in the tournament and advanced to the third round.

The Foundation was established in 1998 by ex-Miami Dolphin’s linebacker Twan Russell and his late mother Corliss, who was a middle school teacher, to help struggling children focus on reading to equip them for academic success. REF currently provides quality after school and summer learning services for K-5 students through Russell Reading Rooms for over 1,000 children in 11 locations throughout Broward and Miami-Dade counties annually. Priority is given to children attending a school on the Priority Title 1 School List where children qualify for free or reduced lunch.

For more information on how you can support the efforts of Russell Education Foundation, please visit www.russelleducationfoundation.com


Mary Gritter Celebrates 25 Years with American National Bank

August 2, 2022

Senior Personal Banker Mary Gritter just reached a significant milestone, celebrating her 25th anniversary with American National Bank.

Mary began her ANB journey as a Personal Banker in 1997 after temping for the Bank for a short period. She was later promoted to Senior Personal Banker. Mary has helped build and maintain numerous customer relationships over the years. The Bank has been fortunate to have her as an integral part of its team as she is loved and appreciated by many loyal customers.

It is truly the excellence of its people that makes American National Bank different from all the rest!

Thank you, Mary for 25 great years and congratulations and this important milestone!


Ginger Martin Speaks at the Executives’ Association of Fort Lauderdale’s Weekly Breakfast

August 2, 2022

Ginger Martin, President & CEO

American National Bank President and CEO, Ginger Martin, was a resource speaker at the Executives’ Association of Fort Lauderdale weekly breakfast meeting July 19, 2022. Ms. Martin spoke about her experience serving on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Miami Branch.


Ginger Martin named a 2022 Power Leader in Banking by South Florida Business Journal

July 11, 2022

Ginger Martin, President and CEO of American National Bank, has been named by South Florida Business Journal as one of their 2022 Power Leaders in Banking and Finance. Ms. Martin and other banking and finance executives were featured in the June 24-30, 2022 issue of the SFBJ.

Ms. Martin was previously named by the same publication as a Top 250 Power Leader in South Florida in each of the past two years. Last month, she was honored by the Florida Bankers’ Association (FBA) with their Lifetime Achievement Award for her service to the FBA and the banking industry. Earlier this year, Ms. Martin was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Miami Branch, Broward College Foundation and Awana. She also serves on the Boards of the FBA School of Banking, FBA BancServ, Broward Workshop, National Christian Foundation of South Florida, NSU Ambassador’s Board and Tower Forum. She has previously served on the boards of the FBA, Leadership Broward Foundation, Extraordinary Women Leading Change, Executives’ Association of Fort Lauderdale, and as a former foster parent she served on the board of 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc.

American National Bank is the oldest and largest independent community bank headquartered in Broward County, where Ms. Martin has served for over 25 years. Under her leadership, the 36-year-old family-owned bank achieved record earnings last year and received several awards for its financial performance and community involvement, including being rated one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in the U.S. in 2021 with an A+ Health & Stability Rating by LendingTree. Additionally, Bauer Financial rated the Bank with its highest 5-Star rating, while The Commonwealth Institute named it as a “Top Women-Led Business” in the state of Florida in 2022 for the 8th consecutive year.


June 21, 2022

American National Bank is pleased to have been named one of the Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida in 2022 by The Commonwealth Institute (TCI), a non-profit organization devoted to advancing businesswomen in leadership positions. Led by President and CEO Ginger Martin, American National Bank earned the award for the eighth consecutive year after achieving record growth last year. TCI and Kaufman Rossin announced the winners at its 17th Annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Florida awards ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Miami on June 14, 2022.

The Bank is currently the oldest and largest community bank headquartered in Broward County – celebrating 36 years of building relationships, serving clients, and giving back to the community.  Ginger Martin has been with the Bank for over 25 of those years.

The Bank is also excited that this year’s Top 100 list also included four American National Bank Customers. Congratulations to Tamara Chase, CEO of Chase Roofing & Contracting Inc.; Stacia Lawrence, President of South Florida Orthopedic Group; Debbie Savage, President and CEO of Responsive Home Care; and Joy Lynskey, Founder and CEO of Jewel Toned Interiors. Congratulations to all these rock star women who are leading the charge to the top of their industries in Florida.

The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization that works with women CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and the rising generation of women leaders to help them build successful businesses, organizations, and careers in Florida and Massachusetts. In short, TCI helps women in business achieve greater success! For 25 years, The Commonwealth Institute has provided insights, mentoring and inspiration to help women succeed on personal and professional levels, while propelling their organizations forward.


Lisa Boller Celebrates 35 years with American National Bank

June 13, 2022

Executive Vice President Lisa Boller just reached an incredible milestone, celebrating her 35th anniversary with American National Bank.

Lisa has been an integral part of the team since shortly after the Bank opened. Her contributions to the success of the Bank over the years has been invaluable.  She began her journey in the Deposit Operations department but moved to Accounting ten years later, also assuming HR Director responsibilities. She worked her way up to Controller several years later and in 2021 was promoted to Executive Vice President.

Thank you, Lisa for all you have accomplished and Congratulations!


Ginger Martin receives FBA Lifetime Achievement Award

June 7, 2022

American National Bank is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Ginger Martin, has been honored by the Florida Bankers Association (FBA) with their Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented at the FBA Annual Meeting in Orlando June 7, 2022. The award was given in recognition of the dedication and contributions Ms. Martin has made to the FBA and the banking industry.

Ms. Martin has served for over 25 years with American National Bank, the oldest and largest community bank headquartered in Broward County which achieved record growth last year. Under her leadership, the Bank has received numerous awards for its financial performance and community involvement, including being rated one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in the U.S. in 2021 with an A+ Health & Stability Rating by LendingTree, as well as being a 5-star rated bank by Bauer Financial. Additionally, The Commonwealth Institute named the Bank one of the “Top Women-Led Businesses” in the state of Florida for the eighth consecutive year in 2022.