Jennifer Smith, SVP, Enterprise Initiative Planning & Execution, Gateway First Bank

Jennifer Smith joined Gateway First Bank, previously Gateway Mortgage Group, LLC, in October 2018 in the newly-formed role of Senior Vice President of Enterprise Initiative Planning and Execution. In this role, she oversees enterprise program processes and execution for the company, including the implementation of key management projects, as well as development of strategy and policies required to meet Gateway’s future goals and objectives.

Before joining Gateway, Jennifer was Head of Change Management Oversight at Santander Consumer USA where she established governance and oversight for the company’s transformation initiatives and regulatory enforcement action obligations. She had a diverse career with Bank of America spanning more than 22 years in various roles and divisions, including merger/acquisition execution, operations oversight for the Office of the President, Information Technology transformation, and regulatory enforcement action oversight. Jennifer has an M.S. in Management and Administrative Sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Arizona State University.

As someone who enjoys giving back to the community, Jennifer has been an active mentor for the MBA Cohort program at the University of Texas at Dallas since 2010 and has volunteered with Parish Episcopal School since 2012.  Although not originally from Texas, Jennifer does enjoy the good weather in Dallas where she resides with her husband, daughter, and three very spoiled cats.

About Gateway First Bank

Gateway First Bank is one of the ten largest banks in Oklahoma and offers a full suite of banking services. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway has over 1,200 employees in five banking centers, over 160 mortgage centers nationwide and currently services $17 billion in residential mortgages. For more information about Gateway, visit Gateway First Bank. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233).