San Antonio-based Broadway Bank recently announced the hiring of Blake Absher as executive vice president and Austin market executive to spearhead strategic growth in Central Texas. The bank entered the market in 2012 and currently has seven locations in Austin and the surrounding area, and it’s positioned to expand services and hire more talent in 2021. Regional expansion will continue with the opening of a new loan production office in Round Rock this year.
“We’re excited for our expanded plans in Austin and thrilled to have Blake Absher lead our growth,” says David Bohne, CEO. “Austinites have truly connected with Broadway and with Blake’s leadership, market experience and wealth of knowledge in the financial industry. We’re ready to take the next steps. We look forward to sharing additional news with our customers and the business community soon.”
“Since our launch in Austin in 2012, our growth has been phenomenal,” says Harvey Hartenstine, chief banking executive.
Absher holds a BA degree and an MBA degree from Texas State University. He serves on several boards and committees, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas, Long Center for the Performing Arts, I Live Here I Give Here and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.
“I couldn’t be happier to become a Broadway banker,” Absher says. “This company has done so much to help meet the financial needs of so many Texans, and I’m excited to ensure more and more members of the Austin community, surrounding towns and neighborhoods get the same great service.”
Established in 1941, Broadway Bank has more than $4.6 billion in assets and $2.7 billion in wealth assets under management. It operates 36 financial centers across San Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country.