Bravo! Broadway Bank announces succession of board leadership

Broadway Bank announces that David Ladensohn has been named Chairman of the Board of Directors, following the retirement of Chairman and long-time Broadway Banker James D. Goudge.

“I’m honored to chair the Broadway Bank Board of Directors. I look forward to continuing the strong legacy of leadership that has defined this institution, from its founders Col. Charles E. Cheever Sr. and his wife Betty, to our Chairman Emeritus Charlie Cheever Jr. and our retiring Chairman Jim Goudge,” said Ladensohn. “Together with our board and executive team, we will continue the bank’s evolution, building a solid, innovative bank that continues to provide excellent customer experiences.”

A native of San Antonio, Ladensohn joined the Broadway Bank Board of Directors in 2013. He retired in 2006 as Chairman & CEO of KLN Steel Products Company. Prior to spending 21 years at KLN, Ladensohn worked for Bank of America in a number of capacities including Vice President and Manager of the Hong Kong Corporate Banking Office. He currently serves on the board of C&S Wholesale Grocers of Keene, New Hampshire, the 10th largest private company in the United States. Ladensohn is a mediator specializing in conflict prevention and resolution in complex family businesses and inter-generational wealth transfers.

Ladensohn holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration in international business from Pepperdine University. He completed the Owner/President Management Program at Harvard Business School and mediation training at the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

“David brings talent, expertise and energy to the board. We are very fortunate to have him as our chairman as we continue our journey to provide the best new products, new services and new experiences,” said David Bohne, CEO Broadway Bank. “At the same time, we couldn’t be more thankful for Jimmy’s leadership and inspiration during his years as a Broadway Banker. His impact on this institution, the surrounding community, and Texas banking in general, is immeasurable.”

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For more than 30 years, Goudge has been an instrumental leader in the strength and stability that has kept Broadway Bank a model for the business community. He joined the bank in 1989 and was named President and CEO in 1998. He ascended to the role of Chairman in 2001.

Goudge has been an esteemed member of the community and banking industry. He has held board positions for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, United Way of San Antonio, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Southwest Research Institute, KLRN Public Television and UTSA Development. Additionally, he has served with the Texas Bankers Association, San Antonio Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, American Bankers Association Government Relations Council and Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas.

With Ladensohn filling the Chairman of the Board of Directors position and Goudge’s retirement, the board now consists of Dan Bates, Michael Belz, David Bohne, Carlos Cerna, Jean Cheever, Suzanne Goudge, Harvey Hartenstine, Carolyn Labatt, Joe McKinney, Rick Timmins and Mike Venson.

About Broadway Bank For more than 75 years Broadway Bank has been an integral part of South Central Texas, evolving into one of the largest privately-owned banks in Texas with $3.6 billion in assets. Today, Broadway Bank offers a full- range of sophisticated financial services, including personal, private, business and mortgage banking, and wealth management. The bank is committed to enhancing the customer experience through leading edge technology and mobile offerings, while still providing high-touch service through more than 35 financial centers across San Antonio, Austin and the Hill Country. Visit for more information.