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Once again, American National Bank has earned a 5-Star rating from Bauer Financial, the nation’s leading independent bank rating firm. This 5-Star rating, Bauer’s highest, is only awarded to select banks that demonstrate superior performance and indicates the bank has Bauer’s full recommendation for financial soundness.
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This year’s Power Leaders 250 – our annual “all industries” publication – profiles executives from the region’s top public and private companies.
The special section includes brief biographical information illustrating how these executives were selected for this prestigious honor. But we also provided some personal information, so you can gain some insights into their personalities and see interests you have in common.
These are the executives who effectively lead their companies through the challenges that come with growing a business in such a competitive business market. And I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how their stewardship helped their companies maneuver through one of the most challenging years for business ever due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To that end, we asked them what one lesson they learned from leading their companies during a health crisis.
While many touched on how important it is to pivot quickly and adapt to change, or how technology helped keep open the lines of communication with team members, others spoke about cherishing quality time spent with friends and loved ones.
Many of these people will be familiar to you, whether from Business Journal reporting or as longtime business and community leaders. About 30% of them, however, are new to this special publication. We’ve made them easy to identify, along with those who are icons of the business community, and executives who have been featured at least five times.
The Power Leaders 250 and our annual Book of Lists are year-round resources of the companies and executives that are advancing the South Florida economy.
President and CEO, American National Bank
Martin this year celebrates 25 years with American National Bank, and her 13th as CEO. Under her leadership, the Bank received awards for financial performance and community involvement, and grew total assets 28% in 2020.
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Listen to Ginger Martin who is a weekly guest on The Sunshine Economy program on NPR (WLRN 91.5 FM) Mondays at 9:00 am and 7:00 pm.February 4, 2021
The South Florida Business Journal has ranked American National Bank #1 among 28 banks that participated in PPP lending in South Florida, based on dollars of PPP lending originated per dollar of deposits held.
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Ginger Martin & American National Bank Strengthen Community During Pandemic
South Florida’s community banker, Ginger Martin, president and CEO of American National Bank (ANB), championed the cause of South Florida churches, nonprofits and small businesses during the mad dash to secure funding through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) beginning in April. When COVID hit and the world was shutting down, there was a lot of fear. The CARES Act originally left it unclear who qualified and how it would work. With businesses closed, church giving on the decline and nonprofits forced to cancel fundraisers, quick approval of the PPP was a lifeline for many.
“Ginger and Amy Mahaney, her chief loan officer, stayed late into the night to get us this PPP loan,” said Bob Barnes, president of Sheridan House Family Ministries. “And this has been a very, very challenging time for Sheridan House be-cause when other ministries’ doors are closed, ours are wide open! We’ve got 4,000 single moms and their kids, and we’re having to feed them more than ever before, so this PPP helped us to pay our employees and shift that money over to feed these moms.”
As larger banks directed confused clients to bureaucratic online formats that yielded little progress, Ginger and her team personally completed more than 500 loans in two short months, closing each one individually in their office. This was almost double the number of loans in their previous loan portfolio.
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As a proud sponsor of the construction category, Ginger Martin, President & CEO of American National Bank was thrilled to present Nanci Landy of MST Dumpster the Small Business of the Year Award by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 3rd.
We congratulate all of the winners and thank you for making our community a thriving place to do business!