• Ambassador Spotlight - Brad Wenzel

    Name of Business: First United Bank

    Location: McKinney Craig Ranch

    Tell us about your business: We are a full-service bank based out of Durant, Ok.  What separates us from other banks are our Pillars, Faith, Financial Well-Being, Health, and Personal Growth.  We operate on a God first, family second, work third mentality.  Our growth has been organic, when I started with the bank almost 4 years ago, we were about an $8 billion in assets, today we are around $15 billion.  I am a Senior VP and manage 4 lenders here in the McKinney market and am tasked with growing loans and deposits. 

    How have you benefited from being an Ambassador- or comment about your experience - Why are you an Ambassador?: The Ambassador program has been great for me to meet other business owners in the program as well as network with chamber events which we are apart of.  This is a great way to be apart of the community and network. 

    Tell us about your involvement in the community: I started in McKinney about 4 years ago and am growing in my involvement within the community.  Joining the Ambassador program last year has been great to meet people in the market which I serve.  I am looking to continue to be more involved as my oldest son leaves for college.  I have served in the Coppell community for some time. 

    What are your hobbies?: My hobbies include hunting, mainly deer and ducks.  I also enjoy spending time coaching baseball and being outdoors with my 3 kids.  

    Tell us a little about you and your family: I have lived in Coppell my whole life.  Married to a wonderful woman, Brenna.  She and I have 2 kids together and she’s an amazing stepmom to my oldest.  My oldest kid, Brandon is a Senior at Coppell High School.  Played Football and Baseball with Baseball being his primary sport.  After High School he has decided to go to Texas State in San Marcos to study Concrete industry management.  My middle child is Bryce, he is 3 years old and full of one liner.  Braxton is my youngest at 1 and he will be my child that test all the limits.  I have been in banking since 2004 growing at each stage.  I truly love what I do and who I work for! 

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