American Banker’s award winners for 2017 had moments in their careers where hard knocks taught an indelible lesson, they trusted their gut or they listened to good advice. Here is a takeaway from each of their stories.
A lot of lenders say they're dedicated to customer service, but here are six instances when Amarillo National Bank — whose CEO is one of our Banker of the Year award winners for 2017 — went above and beyond the normal call of duty.
Ware has been named a 2017 Banker of the Year award winner for transforming the family-owned bank into a highly profitable community lender that takes calculated risks and prides itself on treating employees and customers well.
For remaking East West Bank from a small savings institution into a $36.3 billion-asset player with a seat on the front lines of U.S.-China relations — all while churning out record earnings year after year — American Banker is recognizing Ng for being a "Consistent Performer" as part of our 2017 Banker of the Year awards.
A New York banker who mastered the art of buying low and selling high, broke industry norms and learned from his mistakes in commercial real estate, Kanas became a model regional bank builder and a central figure in the post-crisis recovery.