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Gateway Promotes Tina Knaut to Regional Vice President

Tulsa, Okla., May 19, 2020 – Gateway Mortgage Group, a division of Gateway First Bank, has promoted Tina Knaut to Regional Vice President of the Southwest region of the United States. In this role, Knaut will oversee all Gateway mortgage loan centers in Arizona, Colorado, southern Nevada, New Mexico and Wyoming.

“Tina’s motivation to serve others daily has been a key contribution to the core culture at Gateway,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “She has assembled great teams and created an environment for them to thrive, not only professionally but also personally. She measures success by the lives she touches and not by profits, and that makes her a great fit for a leadership role at Gateway. We look forward to the positive impact she will have.”

Knaut joined the Gateway team in 2016 as an Area Manager in New Mexico and Arizona. During her time with the company, she has successfully led expansion efforts into new markets with high operational efficiency, while cultivating deep relationships across the organization and with clients.

“I am fortunate to make my mark in the mortgage banking industry by connecting with and bringing significant value to everyone I encounter. I hope to attract people who share the same core convictions,” said Knaut. “Gateway has the most dynamic vision for growth and positive culture I’ve experienced in my 20 years in the mortgage industry, and I am excited to advance my career with such a dedicated organization.”

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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