June 2–8, 2024

Branches The OCC reports that it has approved an application by U.S. Bank NA, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, to establish a branch at 9753 Katy Fwy., Ste. 100, in Houston. The OCC reports that it has approved an application by JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, based in Columbus, Ohio, to establish a branch at the southeast … Read more

May 26–June 1, 2024

Branches The OCC reports that it has approved an application by JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, based in Columbus, Ohio, to establish a branch at the northeast corner of N. Grove Blvd. and N. Hwy. 77 in Waxahachie. The OCC reports that MidFirst Bank, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has established a branch at 2330 Loop … Read more

Engemoen Succeeds Stapp as President and CEO of R Bank

Round Rock-based R Bank has named Todd Engemoen president and CEO. His experience includes strategic planning, operational excellence and customer-centric initiatives. Engemoen succeeds Steve Stapp as president and CEO. Stapp recently announced his retirement after 16 years with R Bank. During his tenure there, he led the bank from a single location with 12 employees … Read more

Community Banking Advocate Scurlock Honored as SWGSB Distinguished Alumnus

On May 30, Steve Scurlock, former director of government relations at the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), received the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate of the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University, receiving recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus. The honor was presented to Scurlock during SWGSB’s 67th Annual Awards … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Names Oman Chief Risk Officer

On May 21, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, announced the appointment of David Oman to serve as chief risk officer. He will report directly to Rob C. Holmes, president and CEO, and serve as a member of the firm’s operating committee. As previously announced, Tim Storms, Texas Capital … Read more

First Liberty Bank Elects Property Management Business Leader to Board

Jim Bob Evans, a vice president at Lincoln Property Co. in Devers, has been elected to the Liberty-based First Liberty Bank board of directors. “Jim Bob Evans will add experience in the financing of large commercial real estate projects to the boardroom and a philosophy of local community involvement,” says Charles McGuire, chairman. Evans has … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Welcomes Phillips for Wealth Management in Longview

Kristen Phillips has joined the staff of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust as vice president/wealth and trust officer in its wealth management division in Longview. Phillips has worked as a trust and wealth associate and advisor in East Texas for 10 years. She attended Blinn College and is a certified trust and fiduciary advisor through … Read more

Petty, Peoples Bank Seminole Market President, Appointed to Bank’s Board

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced that Kevin Petty, Seminole market president, has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Petty was instrumental in launching the Seminole branch and has led the team there since its opening in 2019. A Dimmitt native, Petty earned a bachelor’s degree in ag economics … Read more

Texas First Bank Names McKinnon Chief Operating Officer

Texas City-based Texas First Bank has hired Lincoln C. McKinnon to serve as chief operating officer. Taking on a new role within Texas First Bank, McKinnon is responsible for overseeing the organization’s strategic direction, project implementation and growth objectives, as well as supervising the retail, treasury management and operations teams. McKinnon joins the bank with … Read more

Amegy Bank to Relocate Central Texas Headquarters to Downtown San Antonio High-Rise

Houston-based Amegy Bank is relocating its Central Texas headquarters to a downtown San Antonio high-rise—300 Convent—and adding a banking center to the building’s ground floor. With scenic views from the 21st and 22nd floors, spanning more than 40,000 square feet, the new downtown hub will accommodate a combined 100 offices and workstations, a conference center … Read more