Today, Amerant Bank was named the Official Bank of Rice University Athletics, underscoring its commitment to the Houston community. The multifaceted partnership includes prominent branding throughout university athletic venues, special events, online channels and more, as well as the ability to provide banking services to athletics fans, donors, students, and the surrounding community.
“We see this key partnership as another step being taken to demonstrate our commitment to our Houston franchise. We are proud to enter into this multi-year partnership with Rice University Athletics, as it aligns perfectly with our community-focused approach. Our recently opened University Place branch, located adjacent to the Rice Campus, is strategically positioned to support this new partnership. We look forward to serving customers and providing the products they need, including cobranded checks and cards.”Jerry Plush, Chairman and CEO of Amerant Bank
The bank has been serving the greater Houston market since 2001 and entered the strategic partnership on the heels of its recent plans for expansion and the appointment of industry veteran Caroline Verot Moore as the company’s new Houston Market President.
“We’re thrilled to embark on this new relationship with Amerant Bank, as they will not only be a key proponent of our athletics program, but also offer top notch banking services to our entire Rice Athletics community. The partnership aims to enrich our athletics department and the lives of our community for years to come.”Joe Karlgaard, Director of Athletics, Recreation and Lifetime Fitness, Rice University
Amerant is also the Official Bank of the Miami HEAT, the Official Bank of the Florida Panthers, and the official “Hometown Bank” of the University of Miami Hurricanes.