Broadway Bank announces new Market Managers


A_Lara-2013Amanda Tomlinson Lara has been selected as the new market manager for the Boerne Banking Center. Previously, Amanda was the market manager at our Downtown Banking Center located in the Metropolitan Methodist Gateway Building. Amanda currently serves as a board member of the Downtown Rotary Club. She has also served on the boards of Child Advocates of San Antonio and San Antonio Kids Exchange. Additionally, she has chaired the Providence High School Gala and co-chaired the Broadway Bank United Way campaign. Amanda has 20 years of banking experience.

G_Rodriguez-Elliott-2013Grace Rodriguez-Elliott has been named market manager at Broadway Bank’s Downtown Banking Center. Prior to moving to the downtown location, Grace was the market manager of our West Commerce Banking Center for six years. Grace serves on the board of the Westside Family YMCA and is vice-chair of the West San Antonio Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the Westside Development Corporation and the Lupus Foundation of South Central Texas.

SONY DSCBrenda Hemberger has accepted the position of market manager at the West Commerce Banking Center. Prior to this position, Brenda was the market manager at our Potranco Village Banking Center. Brenda plays a key role in assisting various organizations, including Haven for Hope, American Diabetes Association, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Big Brothers/Big Sisters and St. Paul School Festival organizations.

J_Carpenter-2013Jill Carpenter has accepted the position of market manager of our Schertz Banking Center. Previously, Jill served as the market manager of our Fort Sam Houston Banking Center. Jill has been involved with the Healthcare Business Women’s Association, and has served as a board member of the Alamo City Cancer Council, the Association of the United States Army and the Preservation of Historic Fort Sam Houston.

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.

SWBC wins Bronze – 2013 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Learning, Talent Management, and Sales and Marketing Awards

180x150-SWBCSWBC, a leader in innovative training, recently won a coveted Brandon Hall Group Bronze award for excellence in the Compliance Training category for their Security Awareness Training.

“It is an honor to be recognized, especially for this particular category,” said Mandy Smith, Director of Training and Employee Development for SWBC. “Our clients include individuals, businesses, and financial institutions. It is critical that SWBC employees understand the responsibility we have.”

All SWBC employees are required to complete the Security Awareness Training annually. In addition, new employees are required to complete it within 30 days of being hired. The interactive, online training is divided into five sections: data privacy and protection, physical security, computer security, corporate email, and social engineering.

“We are extremely proud to honor our 2013 award-winning organizations for their remarkable achievements,” said Mike Cooke, Chief Executive Officer of Brandon Hall Group, Inc. “This elite group of organizations excelled in developing measurable, sustainable programs that produced outstanding business results.”

The entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts and Brandon Hall Group Sr. Analysts and Executive Leadership based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

SWBC, along with the other winners, are listed at

About SWBC
Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. For more information, visit SWBC’s website at

Hummel and Grove Join #SWBC

180x150-SWBCSWBC is pleased to announce that Linda Hummel and Andrew Grove have joined SWBC.

Hummel LindaHummel, a healthcare industry veteran, joins SWBC as CEO of the Executive Benefits Consulting Division. She will be responsible for the strategic direction and oversight of the operations, sales, and marketing efforts to employee benefits clients and prospects.

Hummel brings nearly 24 years of health benefits experience to the company. Before joining SWBC, she was President of the Employer Group Division for Humana – Texas. Hummel graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. She is also a Board Member for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Medical Foundation, and Junior Achievement of San Antonio. In 2008, Hummel was named “Texas Business Woman of the Year” by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Texas. Most recently, she has been named as a finalist for the Austin Business Journal’s “Profiles in Power and Women of Influence Awards.”

Grove AndrewGrove joins SWBC as Vice President of Sales for the Employee Benefits Consulting Division. He will be involved in leading several aspects of the division, including the management of the sales team and its resources. In addition, he will plan, develop, and execute objectives, policies, and programs for marketing and sales activities.

Before joining SWBC, Grove was the Large Group Practice Leader for Humana’s South Texas Market. He attended The University of Texas at San Antonio; is a Licensed Health Insurance Counselor and Licensed General Lines Agent—Life, Accident, Health, and HMO; and has received numerous training certifications and awards. He currently serves as a Board Member for the San Antonio Independent School District Education Foundation. Grove is a Past Board Member for the Alamo Area Big Brothers/Big Sisters and the Austin Association of Health Underwriters.

“We are thrilled that Linda and Andrew have joined our dedicated employee benefits team,” said Gary Dudley, SWBC President. “Their extensive leadership experience working for a major insurance carrier will be instrumental in helping our clients successfully navigate through the upcoming industry changes.”

“There are a lot of questions when it comes to the 2014 Healthcare Reform,” said SWBC Chairman Charlie Amato. “We know that Linda and Andrew are deeply attuned to the needs of employers everywhere and that they will be of great benefit during this challenging time.”

Spending the better part of their careers working together as strategic business partners, Hummel and Grove look forward to leveraging the relationships they have cultivated to help grow the SWBC Employee Benefits Consulting Division and client-base, while strengthening the relationships we have with our current clients.

About SWBC
Headquartered in San Antonio, SWBC is a diversified financial services company providing a wide range of insurance, mortgage, and investment services to financial institutions, businesses, and individuals. With offices across the country, SWBC is committed to providing quality products, outstanding service, and customized solutions in all 50 states. For more information, please visit SWBC’s website at

About SWBC Employee Benefits Consulting
SWBC Employee Benefits Consulting works with multiple carriers and providers to offer our clients flexible plan designs, cost-control strategies, reduced administrative costs, technological strength, and online enrollment.