Broadway Bank’s Austin regional headquarters hosts grand opening

BroadwayBank_Logo_tagBroadway Bank hosted its official grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the Austin Regional Headquarters last evening. The event was attended by numerous customers, partners, and bank employees.

BroadwayBank-GO 2The event marked the six month anniversary of the regional headquarters’ operations located in the Midtown Medical Towers at the corner of W. 38th Street and Lamar Boulevard. The banking center offers a full array of products and services including personal banking, private banking, business banking, commercial real estate, and wealth management.

“A number of years ago, we realized that our continued growth would require entering new markets,” said Jim Goudge, chairman and CEO of Broadway Bank. “Aside from its notable demographic appeal and being voted one of the best places to live and work, Austin’s vibrant business and professional community made it the place to be.”

Broadway Bank has been in Texas for more than 72 years building a reputation of strength and stability in communities throughout Central and South Central Texas. The bank’s future plans include investments in opening four to six additional Austin locations over the next three to five years.

“This has been an exciting time for Broadway Bank and we’re pleased to offer Austin the unique and personalized service that only a community bank like Broadway can offer,” said Harvey P. Hartenstine, president of the Austin region. “Our great team of bankers, all long-time Austinites, has played a huge part in our initial success, and we look forward to continuing to build relationship in the community.”

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 for more information.

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.