American Bank is pleased to announce that Scott Wiginton has joined its Houston office as a Team Leader – Senior Commercial Lending Officer. He is located at the bank’s temporary office at 12 Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100. Houston is a market expansion for the bank, as announced earlier this year in conjunction with the bank’s new strategic plan. Making the announcement was Brent Johnston, Executive Vice President – Chief Lending Officer of American Bank.
Wiginton’s experience includes over 37 years in the banking industry in the Houston market. He has specialized experience in middle market commercial banking, including the marketing of loan, treasury management, and investment products, and analyzing the credit qualifications of prospects and customers. Most recently, Wiginton served as Senior Vice President, Middle Market Banking, at Hancock Whitney Bank in Houston. Prior to that time, he held management level positions with several other financial institutions, where he was a top producer of loans, deposits and referrals to other areas of the organization.
In his role, Wiginton will be responsible for working with a team of highly-experienced Houston bankers to provide loan and deposit solutions to clients looking for a customized, responsive relationship with their financial institution. Additionally, he and his team will work closely with American Bank’s Treasury Management Group, Trust and Asset Management department and insurance affiliate Borden Insurance to offer a full range of financial solutions tailored to each client’s unique situation.
Wiginton holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate from the University of Texas at Austin.
"Scott has a deep knowledge of Houston and Texas banking, and exemplifies American Bank’s unique approach to delivering financial services. His values and experience complement the lenders who are already part of our Houston team, ensuring a strong entry and promising future in this market," said Johnston. "Our focus is on the business community, and based on my historical experience with the members of this team, I’m confident in our ability to meet our prospective clients’ needs with American Bank’s individualized style of financial solutions as we move to grow our portfolio in Houston," added Johnston.
About American Bank
American Bank was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1970. It is the largest locally-owned and independent financial institution in the Coastal Bend area, with assets totaling nearly $1.4 billion as of March 31, 2018. The bank currently has 14 locations in the communities of Austin, Corpus Christi, Goliad, Houston, Port Aransas, Rockport and Victoria. It also operates a network of 18 ATMs. In addition to the Houston expansion, entry into the San Antonio market is planned for 2018. 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 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.