Gateway First Bank announced today that Michael Embry has joined the leadership team as Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing. In this role, Embry will oversee strategic marketing for the mortgage and banking lines of business, including the continued evolution of Gateway’s digital marketing efforts.
“Gateway has experienced a great deal of change and growth in the last couple of years, and we have a great story to tell,” said Scott Gesell, CEO of Gateway. “Michael’s marketing skills along with his leadership experience will be a great addition to our already strong marketing and communications team. We have onboarded a great deal of new technology and look forward to seeing our digital marketing efforts complement these new platforms.”
Embry joins Gateway with almost 25 years of marketing experience, including extensive experience in digital marketing, data-driven planning, project management, and providing support to teams across the country. Before joining Gateway, Embry spent more than 13 years at BOK Financial where he managed Retail and Mortgage marketing and most recently was SVP, Director of Commercial Marketing. In addition to his financial marketing experience, Embry spent more than 11 years in the advertising industry working, with some of the top clients in the country.
“I am thrilled to join Gateway, a company with a proud legacy and track record of success,” said Embry. “I look forward to partnering with the Gateway team to further enhance the mortgage marketing initiatives already in place as well as begin developing marketing strategies for the evolving commercial and retail banking services.”