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.
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!
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, 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.
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.
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!
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.
Ginger Martin Inspires Crowd at CityLead Conference
American National Bank President and CEO, Ginger Martin, was a guest speaker at the CityLead Conference held at the Boca Raton Community Church on June 2, 2022. Ms. Martin spoke about her experiences climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for The Freedom Challenge, a project of Operation Mobilization, to help combat human trafficking. She recounted numerous leadership lessons learned along the way to inspire conference attendees to help climb their own individual mountains.
CityLead holds monthly leadership conferences at Boca Raton Community Church.
CityLead started in 2014 at Boca Raton Community Church when Pastor Bill Mitchell saw an opportunity for the church to speak into the business community of South Florida. They started with a vision to raise the bar of character and ethics in Boca Raton and it really caught on. They began hosting 50+ organizations every month including all types of industries and have since hosted 7,000 individual people and over 100 leader development events in seven years. They are now bringing this model to cities around the US. Learn more at citylead.com
Photo by Kim Heizer, Communications/Creative Director at Boca Raton Community Church
American National Bank was pleased to sponsor the Sonrise Mission 33rd Annual Graduation Banquet on May 13, 2022 held at Church by the Glades. The 2022 graduating class consisted of 15 residential graduates and three staff training graduates.
Sonrise Mission Bible Training Center is a division of Mission Teens Inc., a not-for-profit 501 (C) 3 faith ministry that provides hope for the hopeless through their non-denominational Christ centered residential, discipleship training program. Their goal is to help people who have life-controlling problems such as drug or alcohol addictions by ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. The program is divided into four phases, each lasting two to four months, with the final phase a “counselor training” phase.
Since 1969 over 20,000 people have come into the various Mission Teens centers, with a 90% success rate. Many graduates go into Christian ministries, some stay to work in their centers while others go on to be productive members of society and lights in their communities. Sonrise Mission does not charge for their services and does not receive any funding from the government. All support comes from local resources such as concerned individuals, businesses and churches.