Kidd Named President of the National Bank of Andrews

Ricky Kidd has been named president of the National Bank of Andrews, as announced in August by CEO Russell Shannon. Kidd has more than 37 years of banking and commercial lending experience in Andrews and the surrounding region. He joined the National Bank of Andrews in 1983 and was promoted to assistant vice president of … Read more

Origin Bank Hires Parra as Director of Business Development in Houston

Fernando D. Parra has joined the Houston banking team of Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank to serve as director of business development. He will assist in the bank’s growth and development in Houston as well as other markets. Parra brings more than 40 years of banking experience to his new role, having previously been involved in … Read more

Keith Joins Independent Financial as Head of Middle-Market Banking for North Texas

McKinney-based Independent Financial has named Michael Keith head of middle-market banking for North Texas. He has more than 30 years of experience in commercial and corporate banking and comes to Independent Financial from another institution at which he served as managing director of franchise corporate banking over the Southwestern U.S. During his career, Keith has served … Read more

Security National Bank Realigns Executive Leadership Roles

Omaha, Nebraska-based Security National Bank, which operates in Dallas, has realigned executive leadership roles to ensure the bank remains family-owned and positioned for future growth. James “Jim” E. Landen retains his role as executive chairman, while Clarence “C.L.” L. Landen III has been named chief executive officer. Tim Sullivan joins the bank as president. “Security … Read more

Simmons Bank Promotes Nay to Texas Metro Division President

Pine Bluff, Arkansas-based Simmons Bank has promoted commercial banking veteran Marty Nay to executive vice president and Texas metro division president. Having served as the bank’s Kansas City market president for the past five years, Nay will take over the responsibilities of leading Simmons Bank operations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. He will oversee … Read more

Independent Bank Group Appoints Hobbs President and Chief Operating Officer

On September 14, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc., the parent company of Independent Bank, announced changes to its executive leadership with the appointment of Michael Hobbs as president and chief operating officer. David R. Brooks will remain chairman and CEO and continue to serve as the company’s and bank’s principal executive officer, but he will … Read more

Austin Bank Promotes Mims and Beavers, Hires Luce and Manners

Jacksonville-based Austin Bank recently announced two promotions and two new hires. Billie Mims has been named location president in Kilgore. She has more than 33 years of banking and lending experience focusing primarily on consumer and commercial lending, as well as oversight of loan support personnel. Mims joined the Austin Bank team with the acquisition … Read more

Bank of Brenham Founder Lee Gaskamp Passes Away

Longtime Texas banker Lee Roy Gaskamp Jr., 69, passed away on September 6 after an exhausting battle with COVID-19. During his lifetime, he served at several community banks and as a commissioned state bank examiner with the Texas Department of Banking before founding the Bank of Brenham in 2001. He served as the bank’s president … Read more

American National Bank & Trust Names Korbuly Chief Financial Officer, Promotes Andrews to Chief Operating Officer

Wichita Falls-based American National Bank & Trust recently made two key executive leadership appointments. Craig Korbuly, whose career in finance spans more than 35 years, has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer. A Richardson native who grew up in Tarrant County, he manages the bank’s financial decisions, reporting and regulatory compliance efforts. … Read more

The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth Hires Messenger as Mortgage Manager

Jodi Messenger has joined The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth as vice president/mortgage manager. She has more than 20 years of banking experience in compliance and commercial real estate lending at First National Bank, First State Bank, Bridgeport and Bank of Texas. Messenger earned a BBA degree in finance from the University of … Read more