Sonora Bank Opens Loan Production Office in New Braunfels

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Sonora Bank Opens Loan Production Office in New Braunfels
Plans Underway to Open Bank’s Eighth Texas Location
Sonora, TX (Nov. 3, 2021) – Sonora Bank is pleased to announce it has expanded its Hill Country footprint and opened the doors on a new Loan Production Office (LPO) in New Braunfels with plans currently underway to build the bank’s eighth branch location in 2022.

“We are excited to plant roots in New Braunfels. It’s exciting to cross over Interstate 35, expanding our footprint to new customers and opportunities in the Hill Country toward East Texas,” said Bob Malone, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonora Bank. “The new location accelerates our expansion strategy and allows us to bring our unique brand of banking to a growing and dynamic market in New Braunfels. Our experienced lending team is in a strong position to provide the New Braunfels community with the personalized customer service, quality financial services and community support that we are known for today in West Texas and the Hill Country.”

The New Braunfels LPO and future branch location will be led by Senior Vice President Neal Brodbeck, whose experience in banking spans more than 35 years. Brodbeck was born and raised in Seguin, Texas, and he began his banking career in 1985 in mortgage lending and retail banking. Brodbeck has worked in the Bulverde/Spring Branch area since 2005. Most recently he served as the Senior Vice President and Branch Manager for Sonora Bank’s Bulverde location, a branch he helped Sonora Bank open in 2017.

Joining the New Braunfels LPO is Rob Smith, Vice President and Loan Officer. Smith joined Sonora Bank in July 2021 bringing with him 20 years of sales, business and lending experience, with a focus on commercial and small business. Most recently, Smith served as the Vice President and Loan Officer for First Commercial Bank in New Braunfels. He is a New Braunfels native and a graduate of Baylor University—Hankamer School of Business.

“With the launch of our New Braunfels LPO, I am very pleased to announce that Andi Smith has been named to the position of Senior Vice President and Branch Manager, overseeing the Bulverde location. We are fortunate to have another strong and proven leader to take the reins in Bulverde,” said Malone. “Andi brings more than 20 years of banking and lending experience to this role, working alongside Neal to open the doors to Bulverde in 2017. She is a leader with a progressive and proven history, and I am confident she will continue to successfully lead the Bulverde team into the future.”

Sonora Bank’s New Braunfels Loan Production Office is located at 1545 S. State Highway 46, Suite 110, New Braunfels, Texas 78130. For more information, email

About Sonora Bank

The First National Bank of Sonora opened in 1900, only 10 years after Sonora, Texas became a town. By 1995, Sonora Bank expanded to San Angelo as a $50 million bank. Today, the Bank has more than $450 million in assets and seven locations throughout West Texas and the Hill Country, including Sonora, San Angelo, Boerne, Bulverde and Wimberley. Sonora Bank is a Texas tradition, helping generations of Texas families with their banking needs. The Sonora Bank team provides sound financial services in a hometown atmosphere.