Teaming with Jeff Lowenfels
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Jeffery Trammel serves as Chief Risk & Strategy Officer of Merchants & Marine Bank (MMB) and its holding company, Merchants & Marine Bancorp, Inc, joining the organization’s executive leadership team in 2019. Jeff is a capable, driven, and energetic leader, guiding our risk function (credit, compliance, Bank Secrecy Act, internal audit), data analytics department, and loan operations.
Prior to joining the bank, Jeff worked as a Supervisory Examiner at the Mississippi Department of Banking and Consumer Finance. He worked in a similar role for the State of Louisiana, as Compliance Examiner and Assistant District Office Manager for the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions. Along with leading teams of examiners on community bank examinations, Jeff also was appointed as lead examiner on each state’s largest financial institution. He was recognized for his leadership with an inter-agency STAR award from the Conference of State Bank Supervisors as a bank examiner in Louisiana.
Jeff also served as Compliance Officer at Business First Bank in Baton Rouge. Earlier in his career, he held several roles (Registered Representative, Registered Investment Advisor, Corporate Trainer, and Compliance Officer) for New York Life, MassMutual, Emeritus Financial, and ING Financial Partners. He began his career in banking and finance, working in roles in Corporate Trust and Credit Analysis at Bank One, a legacy institution of the current JP Morgan Chase Bank.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Louisiana State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of New Orleans. He also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He is a Certified Enterprise Risk Professional, as designated by the American Bankers Association.