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Gateway First Bank Names Tony Taveekanjana as EVP and Chief Production Officer

November 18, 2019 GMT

JENKS, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 18, 2019--

Gateway First Bank, announced today that Tony Taveekanjana is joining the organization as EVP and Chief Production Officer, subject to regulatory approval. In his new role, Taveekanjana will oversee all retail and correspondent mortgage production across the country out of Gateway’s offices in Dallas, TX.

“This is a significant event in the mortgage industry,” says Stephen Curry, Chairman and CEO. “Attracting an industry leader of Tony’s caliber to our team is a terrific compliment to the business model we have launched. His career was built on recruiting great talent and implementing disciplined growth strategies that drive success for both clients and team members. He brings those critical skills to our journey. Tony’s life story resonates with our values. With over 800 Gateway team members reporting to him, Tony will have a critical role in helping Gateway become a top tier mortgage bank and ensuring that Gateway is the place where talented people come to be successful.”

Taveekanjana’s experience spans 20-years at highly successful mortgage banks and independents. He has served in national sales leadership positions with Envoy Mortgage, Movement Mortgage, and Stearns Lending, as well as senior leadership positions at New Penn Financial, Fifth Third Bank, and Countrywide Home Loans.

“I am honored to be a part of the Gateway family. It has a strong reputation for having a thriving culture with a heavy emphasis on the consumer experience. Gateway’s platform is compelling and unique. I firmly believe that it is designed for long term growth and success, and I am thrilled to be a part of it!” Taveekanjana said.

About Gateway First Bank

Established in 2019, after the merger of Gateway Mortgage Group with a 100-year old bank, Gateway First Bank emerged as a strong diversified financial institution providing digital solutions with a local touch for consumers and commercial customers. Gateway is headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma and maintains $1.4 billion in assets, six bank branches in Oklahoma, and 160 mortgage centers across America. With over 1,300 employees, Gateway is one of the largest banks in the State of Oklahoma and one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States. Learn more at www.GatewayFirst.com. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

Follow Gateway First on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/GatewayFirstBank/ ), LinkedIn ( https://www.linkedin.com/company/gatewayfirst/ ) and Twitter ( https://twitter.com/Gateway1st ).

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