Brandi Vitier, former Executive Vice President, Market Executive at The Bank of San Antonio, is promoted to President of the bank and is recognized as one of this year’s honorees for the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2022 Women’s Leadership Awards.
Brandi joins a class of respected honorees for the San Antonio Business Journal’s 2022 Women’s Leadership Awards—CEOs, business owners, managing partners and executive directors who are shaping the future of San Antonio through their leadership.
I am humbled to be included in a contemporary group of women who have each expertly mastered their crafts, channeled their passion for San Antonio's growth, and who are empowering others around them. ― Brandi Vitier, President, The Bank of San Antonio
Serving in market leadership positions at The Bank of San Antonio for 15 years, Brandi’s measurably substantial economic impact on the city powers local business owners to grow, scale, and thrive. She is especially dedicated to helping women business owners secure the funding they need to start their own companies.
Most recently, she co-launched the STRIDE program along with her colleagues Angelica Palm, Marketing Director and Patti Wilson, Chief Human Resources Officer, a no-cost entrepreneurial education program for San Antonio business owners. In partnership with Texas A&M University-San Antonio, The Bank of San Antonio will help to provide knowledge, resources, and access to local business owners who are ready to scale to the next level of growth.
Additionally, Brandi’s pandemic response effort at the bank is recognized regionally by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), winning gold in the Best of Community Banking Awards, as her compassion for the community fueled her leadership in processing the Payment Protection Program (PPP) alongside her team, and most all employees of the bank. This shoulder-to-shoulder partnership across the bank resulted in The Bank of San Antonio processing over $178,285,000 in PPP loans, providing much-needed aid to many businesses over the past two years.
The Bank of San Antonio would not have met its growth milestones over the past 15 years without Brandi’s legacy of influence and steadfast leadership. There is no one more fitting to be President of The Bank of San Antonio, and to guide the organization toward future growth in the San Antonio market ― Brent Given, President and CEO, Texas Partners Bank
Aside from her indelible impact with The Bank of San Antonio, Brandi’s legacy of leadership is evident throughout the San Antonio community as a board member of several nonprofit organizations she serves: The Witte Museum, the San Antonio Youth Educational Support Foundation, the Alamo Community Group, The Prosthetic Foundation, and Texas Public Radio.
I am always energized by the opportunity to come to the bank every day and work with our team to help entrepreneurs achieve their goals and visions. I look forward to continuing to do so as we work to keep growing businesses in the San Antonio market. ― Brandi Vitier