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.
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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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