Jeff Macy has joined American Bank as Mortgage Team Lead. Making the announcement was John Wessman, Executive Vice President Consumer Banking and Marketing. Macy will manage the bank’s mortgage origination and operations activities bank wide.
“Jeff’s background in mortgage lending is extensive and will be a great asset in expanding the bank’s consumer mortgage activities,” Wessman said. “American Bank’s mortgage services have been highly regarded for many years as a personal, flexible and responsive resource for home loan solutions,” Wessman continued. “Our goal is to provide this same experience across the bank’s entire geographic footprint by building on the reputation and platform that we’ve developed primarily in our Coastal Bend market. Jeff will be a key resource for us in developing and executing that plan,” he added.
“I am excited to join American Bank’s mortgage team and looking forward to leveraging my experience to build on the bank’s stellar reputation for mortgage services,” said Macy. “Whether by developing new client relationships or expanding those that are existing, it will be a privilege to lead the mortgage team in developing and implementing a new plan for growth,” he added. “The importance of assisting a client with their home purchase can’t be overstated,” said Wessman. “We see being involved in that process as both a privilege and a responsibility, and a perfect opportunity to showcase our personal approach and unique philosophy of providing banking services,” he added.
In January 2018, the bank announced a five-year strategic plan designed to leverage its strength as a community bank and its reputation for solution-oriented banking relationships. One of the key elements of the bank’s vision includes growth and investment in existing markets such as Austin, Corpus Christi and Victoria, coupled with expansion into new markets including San Antonio and Houston, both of which took place in 2018.
Macy joins American Bank with over 20 years of mortgage lending experience. Most recently, he served as the Area Mortgage Sales Manager for BBVA in Austin. He began his mortgage lending career as Mortgage Banking Officer and Sales Manager at GMAC Mortgage, followed by Mortgage Banking Officer positions with United Lending and BBVA Compass. In 2015, he joined Capital One as Area Mortgage Sales Manager before moving to his most recent position with BBVA. Macy graduated from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance.
About American Bank
American Bank was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1970. It is an independent financial institution with assets totaling over $1.5 billion as of September 30, 2019 and 14 locations in the Texas communities of Austin, San Antonio, Houston, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Rockport, Goliad and Victoria. It also operates a network of 19 ATMs. The bank’s strategic plan includes growth in the size and scope of the bank’s operations and geographic footprint; an enhanced, exceptional banking experience for clients; and a position as a leading regional Texas bank by 2022. Services include commercial banking, with Centers of Excellence specializing in commercial real estate, medical, energy, SBA and technology lending; a full range of business and personal deposit accounts and loans; Private Banking and Wealth Management for executives and professionals; Treasury Management services; home-related loans; and a full range of electronic banking services. In addition, the bank’s subsidiaries and other partners offer trust and asset management, insurance, and non-bank investment services. Those partners include American Bank Trust and Asset Management, the American Financial Insurance Services affiliate Borden Insurance, and American Investment Services, a division of Herndon Plant Oakley Ltd., member FINRA/SIPC. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.