Alan Braden Joins Residential Lending Team

Alan Braden has joined CCB’s Residential Banking Team as Vice President, Market Leader. In this role, Braden will be responsible for supporting the mortgage needs of customers throughout the Springville and Southtowns markets as well as expanding the bank’s mortgage product offerings such as VA and FHA loans throughout Western New York.

Braden is no stranger to CCB having previously worked for the bank from 2014-18 as Vice President, Business Development and Commercial Loan Officer responsible for the origination of commercial loans and assisting in the development of commercial lending objectives, policies, and practices. After leaving CCB in 2018, Braden worked as a Major Gift Officer for the United States Air Force Academy; a Commercial Loan Officer at Pikes Peak National Bank in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and most recently as a Mortgage Loan Originator with CrossCountry Mortgage.

“I joined CCB to help make them a mortgage lending leader,” explains Braden who, earlier this year, was named one of nation’s top-producing residential mortgage originators by Scotsman Guide. “The beauty of working for a small bank is that we can do conforming and non-conforming loans, which means we do things that the bigger banks can’t. In addition, as a community bank our team lives here, works here, and plays here and I want people to think of CCB when they buy a home here.”

A United States Air Force veteran, Braden served for 20 years – primarily as a medic – throughout the United States as well as the Middle East. In 2012, he was named one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, based on superior leadership, job performance, and personal achievements. The highest non-decoration award given by the Air Force, Braden was recognized for designing the Career Assistance Advisor Community of Practice program that provided training to 82 Career Assistance Advisors and became the Air Force’s benchmark.

“Having made hundreds of home mortgage loans over the past few years, Al brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our community bank,” says CCB President and CEO, Mike Wimer. “Any bank would be fortunate to have him on their team, and we are delighted he has chosen to bring his unique skillset and passion for community banking back to CCB.”

Braden is a lifetime member of the Air Force Association and VFW. He and his wife, Judith, also retired military, have two children, Drew, a sophomore cross-country runner at the University of Colorado, and Savannah, a senior at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs. The family will join Braden in Western New York in the spring.