Welcome Patti Birkhimer

American National Bank is pleased to announce it has hired Patti Birkhimer as Vice President – Loan Operations. She will be responsible for managing the Bank’s Loan Operations Department.

Patti brings with her 45 years of banking experience, including 40 years in loan operations. She began her career in Chicago before moving to Florida to join Florida Coast Bank, where she spent seven years before moving to Jefferson Bank for nine years. She then managed loan operations at First Southern Bank for 18 years until their acquisition, after which she joined Regent Bank to manage their loan ops team for four years until their sale. Patti then joined Legacy Bank for five years until they were acquired.  She then helped open the new Gulf Coast Business Bank in Fort Myers in 2022 before returning to Broward County to join the ANB team.

American National Bank is currently the oldest and largest community bank headquartered in Broward County – celebrating 37 years of building relationships, serving clients, and giving back to the community. The Bank is a 5-Star Rated Bank by Bauer Financial and was rated one of the Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America with an A+ Rating by LendingTree. Led by President and CEO Ginger Martin, the Bank was named one of the “Top Women-Led Businesses” in the state of Florida for the ninth consecutive year in 2023 by The Women’s Edge, and South Florida Business Journal ranked the Bank #1 among banks in South Florida that participated in PPP lending. It has previously received numerous awards for its financial performance and community involvement as well, such as the Banky Award from The Institute for Extraordinary Banking for four consecutive years, Business of the Year Award from South Florida Business Journal, and Small Business of the Year from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.

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