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12.9.2019 / Gateway Announcements

Industry Veteran Joins Gateway First Bank To Direct Treasury Management Products and Services

Jenks, Okla., Dec. 9, 2019 – Gateway First Bank announced today that Joell Maddox is joining the organization to help advance Gateway First Bank’s Treasury Management Services. In her new role, Maddox will be responsible for managing relationships with correspondent banks, title companies and commercial customers that are using treasury management services.

Gateway First Bank’s new line of Treasury Management solutions further expands the products and services for the financial institutions’ industry and demonstrates the commitment Gateway is making to its customer base. In May of 2019, Gateway Mortgage Group merged with a 100-year-old community bank to create Gateway First Bank. For the first time in history, a mortgage company evolved to become a bank, combining the technology and service that made Gateway Mortgage successful with the strength, security, and product breadth of a bank.

“It is key we bring onto the Gateway First Bank team an accomplished leader in Treasury Management to help launch our products and services to best serve our client relationships and grow new ones,” says Stephen Curry, Chairman and CEO. “Joell has had a very accomplished career in the financial institutions’ industry working with correspondent banks, and I look forward to her being a part of the successful culture and growth with Gateway First Bank.”

Maddox’s experience in the financial industry spans more than 30 years, blending both mortgage and correspondent banking. She has served in senior leadership positions with Origin Bank, IndyMac Bank and Wells Fargo as well as leadership positions at Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Lomas Mortgage. Most recently, Maddox was Vice President of Treasury Management Sales at Origin Bank. She has worked with financial institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Mississippi and Texas; all states that align with Gateway First Bank’s target footprint.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Gateway team. Gateway’s reputation for valuing the importance of relationships and strong focus on the consumer is very important to me. I am honored to be a part of their team and look forward to building relationships and having a long, successful career here,” Maddox said.

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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