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

Calhoun, Former University of Texas–Tyler President, Elected to Southside Bancshares Board

On May 15, Southside Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Tyler-based Southside Bank, announced the election of Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun to the company’s board of directors. He was also appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Calhoun has served a combined 22 years as the president of the University of Texas–Tyler and the University … Read more

Osborn, WestStar Bank’s CEO, Appointed to Finance Commission of Texas

El Paso-based WestStar Bank announced that its president and CEO, David W. Osborn, has been appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the Finance Commission of Texas. The commission is the governing body of the state’s banking, savings and loan, and consumer credit agencies, playing a vital role in maintaining the financial health and stability … Read more

Brady National Bank Promotes Jacoby to Vice President/Financial Controller

Reed Williams, president and CEO of Brady-based Brady National Bank, announced the promotion of Hanna Joe Jacoby to vice president/financial controller. She previously served as assistant vice president/operations officer. In addition to her new role, she is the bank’s Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) officer. Jacoby graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University with a … Read more