Meet our Wealth Advisors

Our dedicated team of wealth management advisors take the guesswork out of complicated financial decisions.

Central Texas

Susan Wiesner 

Managing Director - Fiduciary Services

 

(210) 930-9740
[email protected]
200 Concord Plaza Drive, Suite120 San Antonio, TX 78216

It is my sincere honor to lead American Bank’s fiduciary expansion, and bring our relationship-focused experience to Central Texas. I hold more than 30 years of fiduciary leadership, management and regulatory experience, in addition to certifications as an Accredited Estate Planner and Certified Trust and Fiduciary Advisor. I specialize in the management of complex trusts and estates, and especially enjoy those with unique assets.

Beyond my professional achievements, I actively contribute to the industry. I sit on the Board of Governors for the San Antonio Estate Planner's Council, serve on the University of the Incarnate Word Planned Giving Council, and proudly Chair the Trust and Estate Task Force of the Texas Bankers Association.

I enjoy spending time with my family, and we can be found on the lake most weekends.

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Brad Honer

Director of Investment Services and Products

 

(713) 285-2818
[email protected]
3737 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 600 Houston, TX 77098

I am the senior porfolio manager for American Bank's Wealth Management group. I author regular market commentary and economic outlooks, chair the Investment Policy Committee of the bank, and I am responsible for external investment manager research and due diligence. I have more than ten years of experience in banking and wealth management. 

In my community, I serve on the board of GiGi's Playhouse - Houston and I'm an active member of the CFA Society of Houston. In my spare time, I enjoy being the father of three young children and I am adjusting to life as a minivan owner. 

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Kyle Zenner 

Managing Director - Wealth Advisor

 

(713) 285-2819
[email protected]
3737 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 600 Houston, TX 77098

As a Senior Wealth Advisor at American Bank, a true service mindset has been the foundation of my success. I excel at understanding my clients’ visions and risks, defining the best pathway forward for them, and communicating regularly as an advisor in step with my clients’ evolving needs.

My style is to take a team approach. I serve as the central point of contact for a group of financial experts and other advisors delivering a full suite of capabilities: Investment Management, Wealth & Estate Planning, Private Banking Services, and Pre-Transaction Planning.

As a third-generation Houstonian, I am deeply embedded in my community. I thrive on building relationships and delivering value through a superior experience for both clients and partners.

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Candace Tottenham

Senior Fiduciary and Compliance Officer 

 

(210) 930-9741
[email protected]
200 Concord Plaza Drive, Suite 120 San Antonio, TX 78216

It has been my great privilege to provide fiduciary wealth services for more than 17 years. I have learned that the goals and objectives of each client and their family are unique. I enjoy the process of determining those goals and putting together a plan to reach them. I hold myself to a high standard of responsiveness and strive to be a trusted financial partner every day. I am fortunate that American Bank shares the same focus and desire to see our clients succeed. 

I serve on the board of the Children's Bereavement Center of South Texas, an organization dedicated to helping children and teens grieve. In addition to that, I enjoy spending time with my family and going on adventures found in the great outdoors.

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South Texas

Don Kingsbury

Senior Managing Fiduciary Officer 

 

(361) 653-5010
[email protected]
800 N. Shoreline Blvd Ste 200S Corpus Christi, TX 78401

I joined American Bank in 2010 to head our Wealth Team. I have more than 42 years of fiduciary services and wealth management experience. I am a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor (CTFA). In addition to managing the South Texas Wealth Team, I also serve as its Portfolio Manager. I have extensive experience in the development and implementation of sophisticated investment models and I serve on the bank’s Investment Policy Committee.

Currently, I serve on the boards of the South Texas Council, Boy Scouts of America, The Texas State Aquarium and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. I am also a South Texas rancher and love to ballroom dance. 

 

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Ellen Scott, CRSP, CRPP

Senior Fiduciary Officer 

 

(361) 653-5011
[email protected]
800 N. Shoreline Blvd Ste 200S Corpus Christi, TX 78401

In my 40+ years of personal and institutional fiduciary management experience, I have had the honor to work with some of the professions most talented mentors and clients. I have gained valuable experiences which help me provide sound financial advice and deliver a personal, responsive service.

I specialize in understanding the complexities of retirement planning and helping individuals and small businesses work towards pursuing their financial goals. Recognizing that each client has individual needs, our American Bank Wealth Management Team dedicates time and understanding to each client's situation before making recommendations and implementing customized solutions. It is a privilege to work at a bank where the client always comes first and the goals of the bank are aligned with the best interests of our clients. 

Born and raised in Corpus Christi, I am an alumni of Richard King High School and Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family, and raising my two miniature dachshunds. 

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Lauren Duke

Senior Fiduciary Officer 

 

(361) 653-5162
[email protected]
800 N. Shoreline Blvd Ste 200S Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Born and raised in the Sparkling City by the Sea, I have more than 20 years of personal fiduciary management experience and I handle our most complex fiduciary relationships. I hold a Doctor of Jurisprudence, a Master of Science in Educational Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Educational Curriculum & Instruction. I was also a solo practitioner focusing on estate planning and juvenile/elder law prior to my banking career. I strive to listen to my clients, hear what's most important to them, and help them achieve their goals. I love meeting new people and working at a bank that values my clients as much as I do. 

I serve as President of the Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council, Vice-President of La Retama Club, Trustee of the Corpus Christi Public Library Foundation, and I am a new member of the Board for Christus Spohn Development Foundation. I am a proud Corpus Christian. I enjoy spending time with my husband and our teenager, who is the light of our lives. We also have a bulldog who is the sweetest dog ever. I am also a word puzzle fanatic and love everything 80s.

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Haley Bennett 

Senior Financial Planner - Wealth Management 

 

(361) 653-5014
[email protected]
711 N. Caranchua St. Suite 100 Corpus Christi, TX 78401

I joined American Bank's Wealth Management Team in 2015. With 10+ years of corporate accounting and finance, and 8 years in wealth management, I am able to provide perspective from both professional and personal focuses when it comes to advising clients through the different stages of wealth. Growing up in Corpus Christi, I have a deep appreciation for personal connections. I see first-hand how important our relationships are, not just for the bank, but for our clients and how they value us. 

American Bank's commitment to the growth of our communities has allowed me to stay involved in my community. I serve as a Director on the Board of the Corpus Christi Estate Planning Council, as Treasurer of the Board of Women and Men's Health Services, as well as a member of Charity League of Corpus Christi. My time away from the bank is most enjoyed with my husband, our two daughters, and our sweet lab. 

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Routing Number | 114903284

34.239.170.244 - Ashburn - 20149 - False