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About Us

Commerce Bank is a member of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), a more than $12.2 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with over 189 facilities, more than 288 ATMs serving about 89 communities in Texas and Oklahoma.
 
Commerce Bank's commitment to "We Make It Happen" reflects the bank's dedication to the growth and success of both the community and customers it serves. International Bancshares was ranked 22nd on Forbes' prestigious list of 100 Best Banks in America in 2019. Commerce Bank has been serving the Laredo community since 1983 with a retail branch network of four locations.
Commerce Bank Branches
5800 San Dario
Laredo, TX 78041
Lobby:
Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Drive Thru:
Mon -Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
1200 Welby Court
Laredo, TX 78041
Lobby:
Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Drive Thru:
Mon -Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
2120 Saunders
Laredo, TX 78041
Lobby:
Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Drive Thru:
Mon -Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
2302 Blaine St.
Laredo, TX 78043
Lobby:
Mon - Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Drive Thru:
Mon -Fri: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Who we are
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Ignacio Urrabazo Jr.
President & CEO
Commerce Bank
Laredo, Texas
Ignacio Urrabazo Jr.
President & CEO
Commerce Bank
Laredo, Texas
With more than 48 years of banking experience, including 35 years as president of Laredo's Commerce Bank, Ignacio Urrabazo has established himself as one of the leading small business-banking experts in the United States.
 
Mr. Urrabazo has been the chairman of both the National Bankers Association and the Texas Bankers Association (TBA). The TBA is the largest and most powerful state banking organization in the country. He has also been involved in U.S.- Mexico border financial services and relationships since taking a leadership role in the creation of Commerce Bank in 1983. Mr. Urrabazo was also chairman of the Laredo Chamber of Commerce and has received numerous awards for his banking and community involvement. Under his direction, Commerce Bank, part of International Bancshares Corporation, a $11.8 billion financial holding company and the largest minority-owned bank in the country, has grown from $5 million in assets to almost $600 million. Mr Urrabazo is currently involved in the Compliance Review Committee, the Small Business Committee, and is also heading of the CRA Committee for the holding company.
 
He was a former member of the American Bankers Association's Government Relations council and formerly in the FDIC's Advisory Committee on Community Banking, one of 15 bank presidents from across the country. He has testified before the U.S. Congress on two occasions on the passage of NAFTA and the impact of the Dodd Frank Act on community banking. For more than a decade he has been the chairman of the MinBanc Foundation, a non-profit organization he helped create in 1999 to increase educational opportunities in the minority banking community. He is also a Board Member of NeighborWorks Laredo, a non profit organization that provides education and funding to low and moderate income housing.
 
The Marine Corps veteran earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Texas-El Paso, where he is a Distinguished Alumnus, his MBA degree at the University of Texas-San Antonio, and a graduate banking degree at Southern Methodist University.
Monserrat Vargas
Monserrat Vargas
1st Vice President
International Deposit Services
Laredo, Texas
Monserrat Vargas
1st Vice President
International Deposit Services
Laredo, Texas
Claudia Caballero
Claudia Caballero
Vice President
Retail Sales & Service
Laredo, Texas
Claudia Caballero
Vice President
Retail Sales & Service
Laredo, Texas
Eddie Vela
Eddie Vela
Vice President
Commercial Lending
Laredo, Texas
Eddie Vela
Vice President
Commercial Lending
Laredo, Texas
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Aide Brooks
Assistant Vice President
Executive Office
Laredo, Texas
Aide Brooks
Assistant Vice President
Executive Office
Laredo, Texas
Aaron Garza
Aaron Garza
Assistant Vice President
International Deposit Services
Laredo, Texas
Aaron Garza
Assistant Vice President
International Deposit Services
Laredo, Texas
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Melissa Santiago
Assistant Vice President
Credit Administration
Laredo, Texas
Melissa Santiago
Assistant Vice President
Credit Administration
Laredo, Texas