Independent Bankers Association of Texas Elects New Leadership Division Board and Executive Committee

The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) elected new board members during its quarterly board meeting in June. Founded in 1985, the IBAT Leadership Division is dedicated to the development of tomorrow’s leaders in community banking. The 2021–22 executive committee members named to guide the IBAT Leadership Division include: Chair Justin … Read more

American Bank Names Wiggins Director of Treasury Management Support

Cassandra Wiggins has joined the Austin office of Corpus Christi-based American Bank as director of treasury management support. Making the announcement was John Wessman, executive vice president/consumer banking and marketing. In her new position, Wiggins will manage the bank’s treasury management support team. Wiggins joins American Bank with more than 30 years of financial services … Read more

IBC Bank–Brownsville Promotions Announced

IBC Bank-Brownsville recently announced the promotions of key employees in various departments. Richard Eric Abete was promoted to senior vice president in the commercial lending department. He has been with IBC Bank since 2003. Abete received his BBA degree from the University of Texas–Brownsville. His community involvement includes serving as first vice chairman of the … Read more

Austin Bank Promotes Karns and Hodgkins

Jeff Austin III, vice chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the promotion of two employees. The promotions were approved at the July board meeting at the Austin Bank corporate office. Teressa Karns has been promoted to vice president/retail market manager. Having served for the past seven years as retail office manager … Read more

Western Heritage Bank Taps Hernandez as Assistant Vice President/Credit Underwriting

Las Cruces, New Mexico-based Western Heritage Bank announced that Bryan Hernandez has been named assistant vice president/credit underwriting. He will serve the bank’s El Paso region. Prior to this promotion, he worked as a credit analyst for the bank. Hernandez, a native El Pasoan, has worked in the banking industry for more than five years. He … Read more

Oklahoma-based InterBank Hires Zeigler-Petty for Community Development Banking in Fort Worth

Pamela Zeigler-Petty has joined Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based InterBank as senior vice president/community development banking in the bank’s Fort Worth location. She will be responsible for expanding community development lending relationships, enhancing the bank’s community outreach and ensuring that InterBank is positioned to meet the needs of all the communities it serves. InterBank also anticipates that … Read more

Interstate Bank Promotes Marrs and Blasingame to Market Presidents

Perryton-based Interstate Bank recently announced the promotions of two seasoned bankers to serve as market presidents. Mark Marrs has been promoted to market president in Amarillo, following his previously held position as senior vice president in the commercial loan department. A 14-year veteran of the bank, he has helped oversee the success of the bank’s … Read more

Texas Capital Bancshares Appoints Larson Head of Homebuilder and Community Finance

Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank NA and its parent company, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., announced on July 20 that Jon M. Larson has been appointed head of homebuilder and community finance, previously known as specialized residential real estate. He will report to Curtis Burchard, executive vice president and head of real estate, and be responsible for leading … Read more

Sauer and Thomas Join The First National Bank of Eldorado

The First National Bank of Eldorado recently hired two seasoned community bankers. Andrew Sauer joined the bank as senior vice president on July 12. He will manage The First National Bank of Eldorado’s recently opened loan production office in Colorado City. He will also serve as an advisory director on the bank’s board of directors. … Read more

Turpen Joins Independent Bank Group as Chief Risk Officer

On July 15, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc., the holding company for Independent Financial, expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of John G. Turpen as executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective July 26. He will oversee the company’s enterprise risk management and compliance functions and support credit risk and administration. Turpen … Read more