Skip to main content

10.6.2021 / Gateway Announcements

Mike Embry Joins Gateway First Bank as SVP of Corporate Marketing

Jenks, Okla., Oct. 6, 2021 – Gateway First Bank announced today that Michael Embry has joined the leadership team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing. In this role, Embry will oversee strategic marketing for the mortgage and banking lines of business, including the continued evolution of Gateway’s digital marketing efforts.

“Gateway has experienced a great deal of change and growth in the last couple of years, and we have a great story to tell,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “Michael’s marketing skills along with his leadership experience will be a great addition to our already strong marketing and communications team. We have onboarded a great deal of new technology and look forward to seeing our digital marketing efforts complement these new platforms.”

Embry joins Gateway with almost 25 years of marketing experience, including extensive experience in digital marketing, data-driven planning, project management, and providing support to teams across the country. Before joining Gateway, Embry spent more than 13 years at BOK Financial where he managed Retail and Mortgage marketing and most recently was SVP, Director of Commercial Marketing. In addition to his financial marketing experience, Embry spent more than 11 years in the advertising industry working, with some of the top clients in the country.

“I am thrilled to join Gateway, a company with a proud legacy and track record of success,” said Embry. “I look forward to partnering with the Gateway team to further enhance the mortgage marketing initiatives already in place as well as begin developing marketing strategies for the evolving commercial and retail banking services.”

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)

Follow Gateway First on Facebook (, LinkedIn ( and Twitter (

Featured Posts

Gateway Appoints Jonathan Wallace as Chief Financial Officer

Read More

Gateway First Bank Receives National Certification by Banking Advocates as Offering a Safe, Affordable Personal Checking Account

Read More

Gateway Expands Private Wealth Division

Read More