Santander Bank named Joanna Ridgway corporate market head of its expanding commercial banking presence in the Southwest region. Based in Dallas, she will be responsible for serving clients in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico and Louisiana.

Robert Rubino, Santander Bank’s co-president and head of Commercial Banking, said, “We are adding investments and resources to support our growing commercial business in Texas and the Southwest where Joanna’s expertise is proving to be invaluable. She is a seasoned, effective and proven leader who knows these markets well and is helping Santander Bank thrive in this region.”

Ridgeway has years of diverse experience in corporate and commercial banking to this new role. She previously served as global relationship manager for Fifth Third Bank in Dallas where she built and managed relationships with CEOs and CFOs of high-revenue generating international companies based in Texas.

Ridgeway also served as vice president of Commercial Banking for JPMorgan Chase, where she managed new business development prospects and client relationships.