As President and CEO of American National Bank, Ms. Martin is not only known to run a successful community bank, but as a fervent community leader, anti-human trafficking activist and an advocate for women’s professional development and growth.
Ms. Martin’s passion for fighting against human trafficking has led her on a mountain climbing journey with The Freedom Challenge since 2014. With six climbs under her belt thus far, including a noteworthy climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2015, Machu Picchu in 2017, and Mt. Whitney in 2018, Ms. Martin has tirelessly raised funds and awareness for the cause. As a result, Ms. Martin has been asked to speak to a multitude of different groups throughout South Florida, including a 2018 TEDx Talk.
Under her leadership, the bank has received numerous awards for its financial performance and community involvement, such as the Banky Award from The Institute for Extraordinary Banking for the last 4 years, Business of the Year Award from South Florida Business Journal, and Small Business of the Year from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce. The Commonwealth Institute named the bank one of the “Top 50 Women Led Businesses” in the state of Florida for 5 consecutive years.
In addition, Ms. Martin has been personally honored for her business leadership with awards such as Ultimate CEO by South Florida Business Journal, Business Hall of Fame Laureate by Junior Achievement, Profiles in Leadership Honoree by Leadership Broward, and Influential Business Women by South Florida Business Journal.