TAMPA, FL May 2022: GTE Financial was named the winner of a Bronze Stevie® Award in the Financial Services/Banking category for its innovative GTE Financial mobile app in the 20th Annual American Business Awards®.

"We at GTE Financial created the GTE mobile app with our members in mind to ensure banking with us is always seamless, easy, and convenient," comments Chad Burney, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of GTE Financial. "We are honored to accept this Stevie award on behalf of our members. GTE leads the industry in technology and is proud to continue to innovate around the member experience. Our goal is to consistently increase the value of GTE membership."

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes were submitted for consideration in various categories. GTE Financial, the two-time Stevie® award winner, received numerous favorable comments from the judges. 

"Based on my evaluation, the GTE Financial mobile app is an excellent software solution in the financial services industry. There are a number of strong points that stood out in the submission. The submission had solid supporting documentation explaining the background/motivation of the new GTE Financial mobile application, as well as the functionality/support for many standard financial services available in the app...Innovative support of virtual cards and near-immediate card replacements directly from the application. This requires technical complexity and is an industry-leading piece of functionality that is very customer-friendly," comments one judge.

Brian Best, President and CEO of GTE Financial, said, "At GTE, our goal is to make our members' touchpoints with us as simple and convenient as they can be. It's what drives our decisions and keeps us focused on continuous improvement. Experiences within the digital channels are what differentiates financial institutions, and GTE is leading the way with our top-rated mobile app." 

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.'s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. Details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2022 Stevie winners are available at