In Memoriam: Vista Bank’s Tony ‘T-Man’ Stephenson

On March 15, Dallas-based Vista Bank announced that it has “lost a friend, mentor, colleague and banking legend” with the passing of Tony “T-Man” Stephenson, metro market president, adding that he “was best known for his contagious smile and genuine love of others.” “Tony literally shaped the trajectory of our company through his tireless efforts … Read more

Third Coast Bancshares Names Deckert Chief Operating Officer, Announces Additional Promotions

On February 16, the board of directors of Third Coast Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Humble-based Third Coast Bank SSB, appointed Michael Deckert executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company. He has served as chief operating officer of Third Coast Bank since January 2022. Prior to joining the Third Coast Bank, Deckert … Read more

Veritex Community Bank Hires Blackburn as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager

Wyatt Blackburn has joined Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank as senior vice president and relationship manager, bringing more than 40 years of experience in launching, developing and managing operations for specialty property and casualty insurance company fronting platforms. His focus is on developing lending and banking relationships with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry. Blackburn … Read more

American Bank Promotes De Leon to Regional Manager

In late January, Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced the promotion of Amanda De Leon to regional manager. Making the announcement was Mark Meyer, South Texas market president. In her new role, De Leon will be responsible for overseeing branch operations for American Bank’s South Texas market, including all locations in Corpus Christi and its branches … Read more

Yang Named Houston Market President for Southside Bank

Tyler-based Southside Bank recently announced that Alice Yang has been named Houston market president. She has worked at Southside Bank since 2020 as commercial lending manager. In her new role, she will oversee all aspects of commercial lending operations and support the growth of the bank’s customer base in the market. The bank’s Houston location … Read more

Southside Bank Taps Castrejana for Commercial Lending in Austin

Natalen Nicole Castrejana has been hired as vice president/commercial lender at Tyler-based Southside Bank in Austin. Prior to joining Southside Bank, she was director of portfolio optimization at Cypress Real Estate Advisors and, prior to that, served for six years in commercial real estate financing at Amegy Bank of Texas in Houston. Castrejana received her … Read more

Delaware-based PNC Hires Texas Bankers for Central Texas Market

Wilmington, Delaware-based PNC Bank announced a number of new hires over the past month at its Central Texas offices in Austin and San Antonio. PNC Bank has hired Charlie Chadderdon to serve as senior vice president and managing director of corporate and institutional banking in Austin. He is a FINRA-licensed banker with more than a … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Names Rosenberg Managing Director of Texas Capital Securities

On March 2, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank and ultimate parent company of Texas Capital Securities, announced that Edward Rosenberg has been appointed to serve as a managing director at Texas Capital Securities. He will work directly with Texas Capital Bank’s investment banking and private wealth professionals to lead … Read more

Comerica Bank Names Banks Chief Data and Analytics Officer

Dallas-based Comerica Inc. announced that Jeff Banks has been named to the new role of senior vice president/chief data and analytics officer. He will report to Megan Crespi, senior executive vice president/chief operating officer. In the newly created role, Banks will serve to define the enterprise data vision and strategy for Comerica and establish an … Read more

Stroud Named Chief Accounting Officer at Lamar National Bank

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has announced the hiring of veteran banker Mark Stroud as executive vice president/chief accounting officer. He began his banking career in West Texas where his father and brother also served as community bankers. From 2005 to 2022, he served as chief financial officer at Classic Bank in Cameron. “Mark’s passion for … Read more