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Septiembre 22, 2020

Woodforest National Bank Announces Appointment of Mike Jain to its Board of Directors

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Septiembre 22, 2020 / Woodforest National Bank® ("Woodforest") is pleased to announce the appointment of the Bank's newest board member, Umesh "Mike" Jain, CPA.

Mike migrated to the U.S. in 1981, becoming a U.S. citizen in 1987. He lives in Sugar Land, TX, with his wife Rajini and has two grown children. In 1986 he founded Jain & Jain, P.C.("Jain & Jain") Accountants and Tax Consultants, an accounting firm that focuses primarily on assurance and tax services for privately held businesses in Houston, TX. Jain & Jain builds solutions for every stage of the business growth cycle and tailors their approach to provide personalized attention, ensuring clients receive the highest quality of customized service.

Mike is currently a member of the Lieutenant Governor’s Advisory Board consisting of 55 Texas Business and Industry Leaders and is a member of both the State of Texas Office of Small Business Assistance Advisory Task Force and the Audit committee of Greater Houston Community Foundation.

When asked what Mike will bring to the board, Jay Dreibelbis, President and CEO, Woodforest National Bank, had this to say, "Mike is a longtime investor and friend of the bank, and has considerable experience in the banking industry, having served as a board member for a number of successful banks and businesses in the Houston area. He is a prominent and respected businessman who has actively participated in the growth of our community. His wide circle of influence in the Houston banking and business communities made him a natural choice to complement our team."


About Woodforest National Bank

Celebrating 40 years of community banking service, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980. Woodforest currently operates over 700 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution. For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please visit www.woodforest.com

Woodforest National Bank Announces Appointment of Mike Jain to its Board of Directors

Septiembre 15, 2020

Woodforest National Bank Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Development in Downtown Conroe

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Septiembre 15, 2020 / Woodforest National Bank® ("Woodforest") is pleased to announce its plan to develop a new mixed-use business center in historic downtown Conroe, Texas. The site is currently home to a Woodforest branch located at 400 West Davis, in Conroe. The current building, constructed in 1962, is one of Woodforest's most tenured branches which opened in 1996. Construction will begin in the fourth quarter of 2020 and is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2022.

Jay Dreibelbis, Woodforest Bank’s President and CEO, commented, "As we continue to celebrate Woodforest's 40th year in banking, it gives me great pride to unveil a brand-new building for our Conroe Downtown branch, one of our first locations in Montgomery County. This location symbolizes our hope for the future while we continue to honor our past and our roots in the Conroe community."

Woodforest will anchor the first floor of the new building, occupying 3,800 square feet for its branch, full-service ATM and drive-thru facility.

In addition to the branch space, the building will be a marquis tenant location with 9,000 square feet being dedicated to retail space and 20,000 square feet being used for Class A office space.

For your convenience during construction, these nearby locations are available to meet your banking needs: Conroe 105, located at 3101 West Davis, Loop 336, located at 1111 N West, Conroe Walmart®, located at 1407 North Loop 336 West and Tu Banco Fruitlandia located at 525 South Frazier. In addition, Woodforest will have a new drive-thru ATM located at 733 West Davis in the Conroe Center parking lot.


About Woodforest National Bank

Celebrating 40 years of community banking service, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980. Woodforest currently operates over 700 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution. For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please visit www.woodforest.com

Woodforest National Bank Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Development in Downtown Conroe

Septiembre 11, 2020

Woodforest National Bank opens new branch in North Carolina

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Septiembre 11, 2020 / Woodforest National Bank® (“Woodforest”) is excited to announce its continued commitment to North Carolina by building a new location, which opens for business today at 2420 Supercenter Drive NE, Kannapolis, NC 28083 inside Walmart®. This new branch offers a full range of banking services for consumer and business customers, including two ATMs to serve customers’ needs available 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

“We are passionate about investing in our communities and excited to open our new branch in Kannapolis, which marks Woodforest’s 93rd location in North Carolina,” said Julie V. Mayrant, President, Retail Division, Woodforest National Bank.


About Woodforest National Bank

Celebrating 40 years of community banking service, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980. Woodforest currently operates over 700 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution. For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please visit www.woodforest.com

New branch in North Carolina

Septiembre 4, 2020

Woodforest National Bank's 11th Annual 5K Charity Run Goes Virtual in 2020

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Septiembre 4, 2020 / Woodforest National Bank® (“Woodforest”) is proud to announce its 11th annual Woodforest 5K Charity Run in celebration of the Bank’s 40th anniversary this September. The 5K run/walk will take place from September 19–30. This virtual walk/run may be completed anytime of the day during the race period, anywhere in the United States. Participants are asked to run or walk the 5K route of their choice – even a treadmill. For the past ten years this run was held on site in Conroe, Texas at Heritage Park in partnership with the City of Conroe. “This is the first year our annual charity run will be open to everyone across the nation in a virtual format to respect social distancing,” said Jay Dreibelbis, President and CEO, Woodforest National Bank. “We look forward to welcoming race participants to celebrate our 40th anniversary in a creative way. With many people working or going to school remotely this is a fun option to promote health and wellness for a wonderful cause,” he said.

As always, net proceeds from the run will benefit the Woodforest Charitable Foundation®. To learn more about the event, the foundation or to register, please visit these links:

Learn More About the Charity Run | Register Now

The registration fee includes a custom dri-fit t-shirt commemorating the event shipped directly to each participant.

For additional questions about the charity run, please email woodforestcharityrun@woodforest.com


About Woodforest National Bank

Celebrating 40 years of community banking service, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980. Woodforest currently operates over 700 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution. For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please visit www.woodforest.com

Woodforest Charity Run

Agosto 31, 2020

Woodforest National Bank celebrates 40 years with opening two new locations in Alabama

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, August 31, 2020 / Woodforest National Bank® (“Woodforest”) is excited to announce its continued commitment to Alabama by building two locations at 2200 S. McKenzie Street, Foley, AL 36535, and 9248 Parkway E, Birmingham, AL 35206 which opened on August 28th. The new branches will offer a range of banking services for consumer and business customers.

“We are always happy to invest in our communities and appreciate that our customers continue to support us by making Woodforest their bank of choice,” said Julie Mayrant, President, Retail Banking Division, Woodforest National Bank. “Woodforest will now have 44 locations to serve customers in Alabama,” she said.


About Woodforest National Bank

Celebrating 40 years of community banking service, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980. Woodforest currently operates over 700 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution. For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please visit www.woodforest.com

Picture #1 of the new locations in Alabama Picture #1 of the new locations in Alabama

Woodforest National Bank is excited to introduce two new locations in Alabama. Above is our bank location inside Walmart at 2200 S. McKenzie Street, Foley, AL.

Julio 30, 2020

Woodforest National Bank breaks ground on 29th location in Montgomery County

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 30, 2020, Woodforest National Bank® recently broke ground on its 29th branch in Montgomery County located in the Woodforest Development community at 895 Fish Creek Thoroughfare in Montgomery, Texas.

The new branch is anticipated to open in early 2021, it will have approximately 22,000 square feet of bank and tenant space (12,000). This Woodforest location will offer a diverse array of banking services for consumer and commercial customers including full-service banking with Lobby, Drive-Thru and ATM services.


Open New Fishcreek Location


“We are very excited to be a part of this development, and our bank is dedicated to investing our team’s time and resources to continue the legacy the Woodforest community has built and established over the years as we celebrate our 40th anniversary,” said Jay Dreibelbis, President and CEO, Woodforest National Bank.”

To celebrate the opening of this new location, Woodforest Bank will host a ribbon cutting ceremony with opening comments by members of the Woodforest Leadership Team. The Bank will announce the event date in early 2021.

About Woodforest National Bank

Celebrating 40 years of community banking service, Woodforest National Bank has successfully stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980. Woodforest currently operates over 730 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution.

Marzo, 2020

A Message from President and CEO James “Jay” Dreibelbis

This is an unprecedented time for our country and around the globe as we work together to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Our team is working diligently to ensure we’re here when you need us to meet your banking needs. Be assured, Woodforest remains financially strong and committed to providing the very best in financial services regardless of the challenges our nation may face.

Our bankers are ready in our branches, by phone and online to help you make the best financial decisions. By continuing to deliver the same great service you’ve come to expect from us over the last 40 years, we want to alleviate any worry about your banking needs. Our branches, Customer Experience Center, drive-thrus, ATMs; and online and mobile banking channels remain available to you. Customers sholid also visit our website at woodforest.com for the latest news. Please check back frequently as things are changing quickly

Woodforest's community service gold winning entry, Woodforest Foundry, is facilitated by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, as mentors to enhance local entrepreneurial ecosystems, which revitalizes underserved communities and helps grow businesses. With the Woodforest Foundry, entrepreneurs find a community of mentors and trusted guidance from peers, Woodforest employees and community partners.

Our employees are the lifeline to our Bank’s success, therefore, we are following the guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for enhanced cleaning procedures at all of our locations to protect our team and our customers who visit us at one of our 750+ branches. We have also encouraged our employees who can work from home to do so when possible.

We are also monitoring the needs for our community partners and local communities to determine the best way our team can help our neighbors.

Woodforest will continue to closely monitor and follow guidance from the CDC and other state and federal agencies as the situation develops and will be at the ready to respond.

Thank you for your continued confidence in Woodforest and for your business.


Jay Dreibelbis
President and CEO
Woodforest National Bank


Here are a few key facts about Woodforest National Bank’s safety and soundness:

  • Woodforest National Bank has stood among the strongest community banks in the nation, proudly offering outstanding customer service since 1980.
  • Woodforest currently operates over 750 branches in 17 states across the United States and is an Outstanding CRA rated institution. For more information about Woodforest National Bank, please visit www.woodforest.com.
  • Woodforest is well-capitalized with over $6.0 billion in total assets.
  • Woodforest National Bank is an FDIC-insured bank. Your deposits are insured up to at least $250,000. Depositors may qualify for more coverage if they have funds in different ownership categories and all other FDIC requirements are met.
  • Woodforest has strong earnings, capital and liquidity alongside superior bank ratings:
    • 5-Star Superior Rating (BauerFinancial.com, based on December 31, 2019 data)
    • A+ Rating from the Better Business Bureau® Rating System (BBB accredited business since 2016)
    • 5-star Bankrate Safe and Sound® (Bankrate.com, December 2017)
    • A Rating (MyBankTracker.com)

Enero 20, 2020

Woodforest National Bank To Open New Location in Woodforest

Woodforest National Bank® (“Woodforest”) announces its newest location coming to Montgomery County in The Woodforest Development Community.

Anticipated to open this year at 895 Fish Creek Thoroughfare, the bank will offer a range of banking services for consumer and commercial customers and will also include Woodforest Wealth Strategies. This new location will be approximately 20,000 square feet of bank and tenant space.


Open New Fishcreek Location


"We are happy to invest in our hometown and appreciate our Montgomery County customers," said Jay Dreibelbis, Woodforest’s President and CEO. “This new 29th location will allow us to continue to support those who make Woodforest their hometown bank. ”It’s also a very proud moment for us to celebrate 40 years of service in 2020 as one of the area’s largest employers, and our employees as the bank’s largest shareholders.”

Founded in 1980, with an asset size of $6 billion, Woodforest has more than 700 locations across the United States. In 2020, to celebrate its 40th anniversary, Woodforest will host a series of celebration events such as a groundbreaking ceremony and a grand opening to the public. Details on these events will be shared as they become available.

The bank is part of the growing retail and service options in the community of Woodforest, located seven miles west of Interstate 45 between Conroe and The Woodlands. Pricing in the community is from the $190,000s and residents enjoy generous amenities, an on-site school, on-site church and more. Woodforest is once again ranked as one of the nation’s top-selling master-planned communities.

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