Broadway Bank opens second new Austin banking center

BroadwayBank_Logo_tagphoto (35)Designed to offer the most innovative and convenient customer service, Broadway Bank ushers in a new era in banking with its 2,692-square foot Congress Avenue Banking Center in Austin. It includes three private offices, two semi-private offices, three workstations, a conference room and a bistro complete with iPads and charging stations. The Congress Avenue Banking Center officially opened its doors on May 19, 2014, at 506 Congress Avenue, Suite 101. It also features a walkup “Smart” ATM and a night depository. The Broadway Bank portfolio of banking services includes commercial real estate, business banking, private banking, wealth management and personal banking.


photo (34)The new Congress Avenue Banking Center is an encore opening for Broadway Bank, following the 2013 addition of the Midtown Regional Headquarters in Austin. Together, these two additions, along with the banking centers in the surrounding communities of Bee Cave, San Marcos, Wimberley, Dripping Springs, Kyle and Buda, underscore the Broadway Bank commitment to the capital city.


Harvey Hartenstine, the Austin regional president is a 22-year Broadway Bank veteran with more than 34 years of experience in the financial industry. He is elated about the new banking center in Austin and especially at how in-step it is with the rhythm of Austin. “At our Congress Avenue Banking Center, we can fulfill our customers’ needs with the most sophisticated technology, while also offering the personalized attention that sets Broadway Bank apart,” said Hartenstine.


photo (36)While the Congress Avenue location may be new, the downtown banking team has decades of experience serving the unique financial needs of the professionals who live and work in the heart of Austin. Cliff Bandy, senior vice president, private and business banker will be the Congress Avenue Banking Center go-to expert, bringing custom, innovative financial solutions to commercial banking, private banking and wealth management customers all across Austin. He has 33 years of diversified banking experience.


The official ribbon-cutting and grand opening is scheduled for fall 2014. The Congress Avenue Banking Center hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays.


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 39 locations in San Antonio, Austin and the surrounding areas. Visit the Broadway Bank website at for more information.

CIO Breakfast Chair: Larry Ratcliff, Jefferson Bank

Ratcliff_LarryAbout the Company: Jefferson Bank is an independent, family-owned community financial institution serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country by providing premier commercial and personal banking, trust and mortgage services, as well as wealth management. Larry is the SVP and CIO, and he develops the IT strategy for the bank, while managing IT, information security and item processing.

About the Program: CIO breakfasts are a knowledge series designed exclusively for and by CIOs and is open to technology and IT executives. At monthly breakfasts, speakers discuss current and relevant technology issues and local IT leaders share experiences and ideas with their peers.

Personally Speaking: Larry has been attending North Chamber CIO Breakfast series for several years. He says, “The North Chamber excels at bringing business leaders together to achieve growth and opportunity.”

BBVA Compass welcomes new San Antonio city president

BBVA Compass - Official Bank of NBA2After 12 years of successfully managing commercial banking relationships at BBVA Compass, the bank has promoted Andrea Smith to San Antonio city president.

Andrea SmithSmith brings more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. Most recently, she worked as a commercial relationship manager at the bank in Birmingham, Ala., and focused on governmental and institutional lending to nonprofits, universities and municipalities. She also brings expertise in health care, commercial and industrial lending.

“Given the strong business climate in San Antonio, including the health care and government sectors, we believe this will be a very good fit,” said BBVA Compass Head of Commercial Banking Rafael Bustillo. “San Antonio is the seventh-largest city in the U.S., so it’s a very important market for BBVA Compass.”

Prior to joining BBVA Compass, Smith spent six years in community banking at Lamar Bank and Pike County National Bank in Mississippi. She previously served as president of the board for the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama, and as a board member for the YMCA and the Railroad Park Foundation in Birmingham.

Smith earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. In addition, she completed the BBVA Compass UT School of Management program and Alabama-based executive programs such as Project Corporate Leadership and Leadership Birmingham.