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Brent Johnson named Chief Lending Officer

Brent Johnson recently joined the leadership team at American Bank, assuming the Chief Lending Officer role January 2. This successful engagement was led by Scott Petty, Managing Partner of the financial services recruiting team at top executive search firm Chartwell Partners out of their Dallas office.

As Chief Lending Officer, Brent Johnson will oversee and manage the bank’s lending teams and loan portfolio across various markets (both existing and future expansion). With more than 30 years of banking experience, Brent held leadership positions at PlainsCapital Bank, Texas Capital Bank, Southwest Bank of Texas (now Amegy Bank) and Guaranty Bank before joining American Bank.

Active in his community, Brent is a member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, the Linkwood Civic Club Board, the Fundraising Committee for Halo House Foundation, the Mark Twain Elementary PTO, and the Texas A&M 12th Man Foundation.  He graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.B.A. in Finance and MIS.


About American Bank

American Bank is a $1.3 billion, privately-held community bank headquartered in Corpus Christi, Texas and with executive offices also in Austin, American Bank employs over 300 team members and operates 16 locations throughout the Corpus Christi and Coastal Bend areas as well as the Austin and Victoria markets. The bank has recently implemented a comprehensive strategic plan to grow the bank in Texas as they seek to move into new markets and operate as a Texas regional bank.

About Chartwell Partners

As a leader in banking executive search, Scott Petty is repeatedly called upon by community banks across the country to meet their C-Suite and senior leadership talent needs. Working across all functional areas of expertise (Board Director, CEO, CFO, Technologists, Market Leaders, etc.), Scott Petty and his team pride themselves on being one of the best executive search firm recruiting teams in the nation. Each retained search is senior partner led, enabling Chartwell Partners to provide a more personal and highly engaged experience for both clients and candidates throughout the executive recruitment process.