American National Bank is pleased to have been named one of the Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida in 2021 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 seventh consecutive year after achieving record growth last year. The Bank is currently the oldest and largest community bank headquartered in Broward County – celebrating 35 years of building relationships, serving clients, and giving back to the community. Ginger Martin has been with the Bank 24 of those years.
Under her leadership, the bank has received numerous awards for its financial performance and community involvement, such as the 2019, 2018, 2017 & 2016 Banky Award from The Institute for Extraordinary Banking, Business of the Year Award from South Florida Business Journal, and Small Business of the Year from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The South Florida Business Journal ranked the Bank #1 among banks in South Florida that participated in PPP lending in 2020.
In addition, Ms. Martin has been personally honored for her business leadership with awards such as 2021 Top 250 Power Leaders in South Florida by South Florida Business Journal, 2020 Pillar of the Community by Broward College, 2020 Power Leaders in Banking by South Florida Business Journal, 2018 Ultimate CEO by South Florida Business Journal, 2015 Laureate by Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame, Profiles in Leadership Honoree by Leadership Broward, and Influential Business Women by South Florida Business Journal.
Ms. Martin currently serves on the boards of National Christian Foundation of South Florida, Florida Bankers Association (FBA) School of Banking, FBA BancServ, NSU Ambassador’s Board and Broward Workshop. She has previously served on the boards of the FBA, Leadership Broward Foundation, Extraordinary Women Leading Change, Executives’ Association of Fort Lauderdale, Taylor’s Closet, and as a former foster parent she served on the board of 4KIDS of South Florida, Inc.
TCI membership includes CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, directors of nonprofits, independent professionals, and the rising generation of leaders who are committed to building successful businesses, organizations, and careers. They provide a variety of opportunities to help women succeed on a personal and professional level while propelling their organizations forward. TCI and Kaufman Rossin made the announcement at its 16th Annual Top 75 Women-Led Businesses in Florida virtual awards event on May 12, 2021.