Coleman Movers & Shakers – Brad Abbey, Michael Davis Luong, and Michael Lankford

April 20, 2023

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Brad Abbey, Michael Davis Luong, and Michael Lankford

Brad Abbey Joins American Momentum Bank as SVP, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager

“Brad is a lifelong Florida resident and has been active in the Tampa Bay commercial lending market for many years,” says Porter Smith, Tampa Bay Market President, American Momentum Bank. “His expertise in commercial real estate lending will round out the skillset of our local team and help us better serve our clients in the real estate industry.”

Prior to joining American Momentum Bank, Abbey served as Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer for Lake Michigan Credit Union. There, he managed a commercial loan and deposit portfolio with a concentration on commercial and industrial loans, commercial real estate mortgages and SBA loans. During his career, he’s worked for Sunshine Bank, First Citrus Bank, Bank of Florida – Tampa Bay and Compass Bank. His clients have included residential homebuilders, multifamily developers and net lease investors.

Abbey will serve clients in the Tampa Bay area and will focus on forming new commercial banking relationships with medium to large businesses and commercial real estate investors.

“I’m looking forward to working with a bank that can support larger commercial real estate borrowers and projects,” says Abbey. “American Momentum Bank values its local business relationships and has the financial sophistication to partner with the area’s largest real estate investors and developers. This move feels like a natural progression in my career and is also a testament to the growth in Tampa and Florida as a whole.”

Santa Cruz County Bank Announces Michael Davis Luong as VP, Senior Relationship Manager

Jon Sisk, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer, remarks, “We are thrilled to welcome Michael to the Bank’s Silicon Valley team. His vast experience in commercial lending combined with business development experience and an extensive knowledge of credit are beneficial assets to serve our growing client base and attract new business in the greater Bay Area. We look forward to further growth in the region as a result of Michael’s contributions.”

Mr. Luong has an 18-year history in the banking industry with extensive experience in business development, credit underwriting, commercial real estate, SBA lending, and loan portfolio management for major financial institutions in Northern California and the Bay Area. He is based out of the Bank’s Cupertino office where he will be responsible for new business acquisition, lending, and business development in Silicon Valley and the Greater Bay Area.

Mr. Luong served as Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager for Meriwest Credit Union and as First Vice President and Regional Sales Manager of Northern California for CTBC Bank Corporation.  Most recently, he served as Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Relationship Manager for Silicon Valley Bank where he managed a portfolio of commercial real estate of over $500 million.

Altra Federal Credit Union Welcomes Michael Lankford as a Business Development Officer

“We are excited to welcome Michael to our Clarksville team of business lenders,” says Marcos Fredrick, Senior Vice President of Lending for Altra. “His experience and enthusiasm will be an asset to our small business members.”

Lankford has a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University. He is a graduate of Leadership Clarksville and serves as a County Commissioner for the 6th district in Montgomery County. Lankford most recently served as a Financial Officer at Farm Credit Mid-America.