Broadway Bank Promotes Leaders for Market Expansion
Strategic Growth Underscores Broadway Bank’s Continued Success and Growth
SAN ANTONIO– In 2021, Broadway Bank celebrated 80 years of delivering excellent customer service and support to customers and communities in South Central Texas. In 2022, Broadway is launching an effort to identify and enter a new market in Texas to further bring Broadway’s expertise and strengths to new business opportunities—particularly in commercial real estate lending. To prepare for strategic expansion, Broadway Bank is establishing a team that understands and reinforces the Broadway culture and business model.
Steve York has been promoted to serve as the New Market Integration Executive where he will lead efforts to establish Broadway Bank’s presence beyond the existing footprint. York will focus on finding the right talent to build a team of Commercial Real Estate lenders that can deliver on Broadway’s promise of modern banking, that’s locally sourced and personally delivered. York has been in the banking industry for 39 years and joined Broadway in 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in finance from Texas A&M University and is a member of the advisory board and executive committee for the Banking Program at the Mays Business School. He is the current chair of Respite Care of San Antonio and is active in the Texas Bankers Association.
Broadway will continue building the momentum on record growth in Austin and San Antonio with two additional promotions. Josh Loden has been appointed to a new role, San Antonio Market President and Chief Commercial Banking Officer, where his duties will include continuing to lead the Commercial Real Estate and Middle Market lending activities in San Antonio, while also taking on leadership of Treasury Sales and Solutions, Business Banking, and Commercial Product Management. Loden has been with Broadway Bank since 2013 and received the 2020 Emerging Leader Award from the Texas Bankers Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science from Trinity University, a Master of Business Administration from Texas Tech University and is expected to graduate from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2022. Loden currently serves on the boards of Roy Maas Youth Alternatives and CommuniCare Health Centers.
To further support expected growth and performance in Central Texas, Blake Absher has been promoted to Austin Market President. Absher joined Broadway Bank in December 2020 and has deepened the level of expertise in the Austin market with key hires this year, opening a Loan Production Office in Round Rock, and expanding the bank’s capabilities and services. Absher holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Texas State University. He serves on several boards and committees including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, I Live Here I Give Here and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.
“Broadway Bank has the best talent and local financial experts who really understand what it’s like to live and do business across the communities we serve,” said Harvey P. Hartenstine, President and Chief Banking Executive. “With Steve’s business acumen leading our brand of modern banking in new markets and building teams that understand our culture, and Josh and Blake’s leadership strengthening our existing markets, Broadway Bank is positioned for continued growth and success serving our Texas community.”
“Our vision—to always be a financially strong, independent, family-owned bank—is stronger than ever,” said David Bohne, Broadway Bank CEO. “And we’re ready to take our mission—to deliver the best banking experience resulting in lasting relationships—to new customers and new markets. It’s an exciting time to be a Broadway Banker.”
About Broadway Bank
For 80 years, Broadway Bank has been an integral part of South Central Texas, evolving into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas with more than $5 billion in assets and $3 billion in Wealth Management assets. Broadway Bank offers a full range of financial services, including personal, private, business and mortgage banking, and wealth management, and is committed to enhancing the banking experience through leading edge technology. With financial centers across San Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country, Broadway Bank delivers modern banking, locally sourced and personally delivered. Visit broadway.bank for more information.