September 3–9, 2023

Branches The OCC reports that it has approved an application by Wells Fargo Bank NA, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to establish a branch at 1133 University Dr. in College Station. The OCC reports that West Texas National Bank, based in Midland, has applied to establish a branch at 300 IH-27 in Plainview. The … Read more

August 27–September 2, 2023

Branches The OCC reports that JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, based in Columbus, Ohio, has applied to establish the following branches: the northwest corner of West Little York Rd. and N Houston Rosslyn Rd. in Houston and the northwest corner of McPherson Blvd. and Summer Creek Dr. in Fort Worth. The OCC reports that National Bank … Read more

Community Bankers Assemble for 49th Annual Convention in Frisco

Members of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas are meeting in Frisco this week (September 16–19) for the association’s 49th Annual Convention. Frisco’s Omni PGA Resort is the destination for this year’s gathering, so plenty of golfing will be enjoyed in milder temperatures than most of Texas has experienced in months. The four-day event will … Read more

Nabors Joins Agility Bank as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

On September 5, Houston-based Agility Bank NA announced that veteran banker Rodney Nabors has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief lending officer. “This is a clear signal that men who support women in securing their financial goals are welcome at Agility, the first minority depository institution established specifically to focus on women,” says … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Welcomes Chambers as Senior Wealth Administrator

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently announced that Shelly Shults Chambers has joined The Private Bank at PlainsCapital as senior vice president/senior wealth administrator. She will oversee wealth management, trust and estate administration services for individuals, foundations, endowment, and organizations within the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. She will office at PlainsCapital’s Fort Worth location at 3707 Camp Bowie … Read more

Gulf Capital Bank Appoints Bridgwater Chief Executive Officer

On September 11, Houston-based Gulf Capital Bank announced that Downey Bridgwater has joined the bank as chief executive officer. He succeeds Ed Jones, who will remain executive chairman and chief development officer. Bridgwater joins Gulf Capital Bank with more than 43 years in the banking industry. He began his banking career with Allied Bank in … Read more

Dannevik Named Lubbock Market President for Vista Bank

Dallas-based Vista Bank has hired Paul Dannevik to serve as Lubbock market president, which includes the company’s operations center and three banking centers. With more than 17 years of banking experience, his career has focused on commercial, industrial, mortgage and real estate banking. Most recently, Dannevik served as senior vice president/regional manager for Lubbock National … Read more

Karaba Named President and Chief Banking Officer for Veritex Community Bank

On September 5, Veritex Holdings Inc., the holding company for Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank, announced that Dominic Karaba has been hired as president and chief banking officer of Veritex Community Bank, effective September 18. He will report directly to C. Malcolm Holland III, who remains chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Veritex … Read more

Whitson Named Director of Texas Department of Banking’s Bank and Trust Supervision

On September 5, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the appointment of Jared A. Whitson as director of bank and trust supervision for the Texas Department of Banking. The appointment is effective immediately. Whitson began his career with the Texas Department of Banking in 2004 as an assistant examiner and later earned his commission … Read more

Texas Regional Bank Taps Fedorko to Lead Trust Division

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank recently appointed Ben Fedorko trust division president. He will oversee the bank’s trust business statewide. Fedorko launched his career as a corporate lawyer with an international law firm based in Houston. He eventually narrowed his focus to specializing in trusts and estates. He holds a certification in estate planning and probate … Read more