Commerce Bank’s Urrabazo Jr. Appointed to CFPB’s Community Bank Advisory Council

On March 2, Laredo-based Commerce Bank announced that Ignacio Urrabazo Jr., president and CEO, has been appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Community Bank Advisory Council (CBAC). In this role, he will provide valuable insights and recommendations on various consumer financial issues, including lending practices, consumer protection and regulatory compliance. The CBAC, composed … Read more

March 19–25, 2023

Branches The OCC reports that First National Bank Texas, based in Killeen, has applied to establish a branch at 8538 IH 35 S, Ste. 120, in San Antonio. The TDB reports that Texas Regional Bank, based in Harlingen, has established a branch at 10635 Louetta Rd. in Houston.

March 12–18, 2023

Branches The OCC reports that it has approved an application by Texas Republic Bank NA, based in Frisco, to establish a branch near the intersection of FM 455 and U.S. Hwy. 377 in Pilot Point. The OCC reports that First Financial Bank NA, based in Abilene, has relocated a branch from 1716 Briarcrest Dr., Ste. 400, … Read more

Dallas Capital Bank Hires Griggs to Serve on Commercial Real Estate Team

In mid-February, Dallas Capital Bank announced the addition of Jarrod Griggs as senior vice president/commercial real estate. He will report to Patrick Brown, executive vice president and managing director/commercial real estate. He will be responsible for providing real estate developers and investors customized financing solutions for the construction, acquisition, expansion or upgrade of multifamily, retail, … Read more

Austin Bank Employees Receive Promotions in March

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced promotions of employees approved at the March 2023 board of directors meeting. Lynn Littlejohn has been named chief human resources officer. Littlejohn, senior executive vice president, received a title change as she continues in her leadership role overseeing the bank’s human resources … Read more

Anderson Joins Susser Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Julie Anderson has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer at Arlington-based Susser Bank, effective April 3. She will report to Sam L. Susser, chairman and CEO. Her duties will include operational oversight of, and interaction with, many Susser Bank departments, including accounting, finance, risk management, technology and information security, legal and human … Read more

Carter Joins Southside Bank’s Commercial Lending Team in Dallas

Tyler-based Southside Bank has hired Brandon Carter as the newest member of its commercial lending team in Dallas. He is an experienced relationship manager with a proven track record of producing middle-market commercial real estate loans to first-tier owners, developers and equity sponsors. He was a top producer during his tenure at another regional bank … Read more

ServisFirst Bank Correspondent Banking Division Expands into Texas

On March 28, Birmingham, Alabama-based ServisFirst Bank, a subsidiary of ServisFirst Bancshares, announced the expansion of its correspondent banking division into Texas. Launched in 2011, the bank’s correspondent banking division currently operates in 27 states for 344 correspondent bank customers. Veteran banker Don Dickerson will serve as senior vice president/correspondent banking for the Texas region. He … Read more

Governor Abbott Appoints Texas Regional Bank’s Meade to Texas Transportation Commission

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Alejandro “Alex” G. Meade III, executive vice president/economic development and public finance at Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank, to the Texas Transportation Commission for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. In addition to Meade, Steven D. Alvis, co-founder and managing partner of NewQuest Properties, was also appointed to … Read more

Community National Bank Announces Spring 2023 Promotions

Midland-based Community National Bank recently announced numerous promotions: Amalia Velasquez has been promoted to senior vice president/controller. Julio Cortez has been promoted to vice president/ customer experience. Leslie Mariscal has been promoted to vice president/training coordinator. Shea Ferland has been promoted to vice president/human resource manager. Janie Murillo has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch … Read more