Carlos Torres, executive vice president and human resources director at Broadway Bank received the 2014 Multicultural Leadership Award during the Texas Diversity & Leadership Conference awards luncheon on Wednesday, April 30, at the Westin Riverwalk. The National Diversity Council seeks to uphold and promote the principles of diversity and leadership and to recognize those individuals who personify those principles.
“Broadway Bank has offered me a great opportunity as human resources director to amplify the message of how diversity and inclusion are the bedrock of a successful organization,” said Torres. “I am grateful to live in a dynamic community that celebrates each one of us for the individuality that we share, giving us a unique role in making San Antonio the great city that it is,” he added.
Torres was promoted to human resources director following five years as senior vice president and human resources manager at Broadway Bank. Torres has worked in the human resources arena for 23 years in various capacities, including talent acquisition, employee relations, compensation and benefits design, strategic management, and employee and leadership development.
At Broadway Bank, Torres has focused on programs to educate and develop leaders. He spearheaded the development of the “Managing Employee Performance within the Broadway Culture” class and is leading the bank’s succession planning initiative. He also is credited with crafting the nicotine-free hiring policy, a critical part of maintaining a healthy work environment. His Wellness@Broadway Bank initiative gained the bank recognition as a local Fit-Friendly Company from the American Heart Association and from the Mayor’s Fitness Council as a healthy workplace, along with accolades from several other organizations.
A San Antonio native, Torres graduated from Central Catholic High School. He has a bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s University in Austin. He is the 2014-2015 chairman of the American Diabetes Association Leadership Board, co-chairman for the 2014 KLRN Wine Festival and the 2013-2014 chairman of the “My Heart. My Life” committee for the American Heart Association, among others.
About Broadway Bank
Headquartered in San Antonio, Broadway Bank was founded in 1941. It has evolved from a small neighborhood bank into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Today, Broadway Bank continues to function as a family-owned and operated financial institution. Broadway Bank offers a full-range of sophisticated financial services, including personal banking, private banking, military banking, business banking and wealth management. With more than $2.9 billion in total assets, the highly rated Bank operates 38 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas. Visit the Broadway Bank website at broadwaybank.com for more information.