Cole Flanagan, CEO and Qualifying Broker of Flanagan Investment Real Estate

Mary Martinez, Gerontologist and Owner/CEO of Albuquerque Home Instead


July 12 – Albuquerque, NM – New Mexico Bank & Trust (NMBT) announces that Cole Flanagan, CPA, CEO and Qualifying Broker of Flanagan Investment Real Estate, and Mary Martinez, Gerontologist and Owner/CEO of Albuquerque Home Instead, have joined the bank’s Board of Directors. Flanagan and Martinez replaced retired board members Nadyne Bicknell and Randy Ware.


R. Greg Leyendecker, President and CEO of New Mexico Bank & Trust said, “Cole and Mary are outstanding business leaders and their insights and contributions are extremely valuable to our Board of Directors.”


Flanagan is a commercial real estate investment specialist with a background in finance and tax consulting. He was recently a Partner and top producer at NAI Maestas & Ward where he worked for nearly 10 years before launching his own real estate company in May. Flanagan is a member of the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants as well as a member and previous Board officer of NAIOP and the Commercial Association of Realtors New Mexico. He has an MBA from the University of Florida and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami.


Martinez has been a leader in the senior care industry for more than 30 years and the owner and CEO of Albuquerque Home Instead since 2002. She’s consulted with hundreds of families regarding the care of their elder family members and has established numerous partnerships with community providers. Martinez has also received numerous awards and recognition as a top woman business owner and woman of influence.


As an active member of the community, Martinez is the past Chair of Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and has served on many organizational boards, including Uniting New Mexicans Against Adult Abuse, Holman’s Autism Foundation, American Heart Association, and Lovelace Health Governing Board. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Gerontology from New Mexico State University.


About New Mexico Bank & Trust

New Mexico Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., operating under the brand name HTLF, is a community bank with more than $2.3 billion in assets and operates 24 offices located in Central, Northern and Eastern New Mexico as well as Northwest Texas. The bank specializes in business lending and deposit services and provides a wide variety of personal credit and deposit services along with complete electronic banking programs. New Mexico Bank & Trust is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender. Visit to learn more.


About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), operating under the brand name HTLF, is a financial services company with assets of approximately $18.2 billion. HTLF’s banks serve communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, Texas and Wisconsin. HTLF is committed to its core commercial business, supported by a strong retail operation, and provides a diversified line of financial services including residential mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance. Additional information is available at


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