Real Estate Investment Professional Meyer-Nelson Appointed Chair of Agility Bank

Edna Meyer-Nelson has been elected the chair of Houston-based Agility Bank NA, the first bank in the country established as a minority depository institution focused on women, but serving all. A former banker, Meyer-Nelson is president and CEO of The Richland Companies, one of the largest women-owned real estate investment firms in the country with … Read more

Bruton and Jack Promoted to Administrative Officers at Texas Bank and Trust

Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust recently announced that Lyndey Bruton has been promoted to administrative officer and centralized customer operations manager, and Rebecca Jack is now administrative officer and bank cards operations manager. Both officers are based in Longview. Bruton joined Texas Bank and Trust in 2018 as a legal review specialist and has supervised … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Names Greenwald Senior Vice President

On November 29, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced the appointment of Emily Greenwald as senior vice president responsible for banking supervision and regulation, as well as credit, risk and reserves management. Her appointment is effective January 1, 2023. Greenwald has spent 17 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where she currently … Read more

Austin Bank Elects Seay Senior Vice President and Loan Servicing/Special Assets Manager

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the promotion of Shannon Seay to senior vice president and loan servicing/special assets manager. She oversees the special assets department and supervises real estate appraisal ordering and review. Seay joined Austin Bank in 2007 as a junior credit analyst, bringing with her five years of … Read more

In Memoriam: Prosperity Bancshares’ Ervan Eugene Zouzalik

Longtime Texas banker and distinguished retired military leader Col. Ervan Zouzalik passed away peacefully on November 4 in Flatonia. He was 86. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 24 years before launching a successful banking career in the 1980s. In 1960, Zouzalik graduated from Texas A&M University as part of the … Read more

Guest Retiring at Year’s End as CEO from Citizens National Bank at Brownwood

John P. Guest, CEO of Citizens National Bank at Brownwood, announced that he is retiring at the end of the year after 40 years of service in the Texas community banking industry. He will continue to serve on the bank’s board of directors. A native of Abilene, Guest moved to Brownwood in 1979 and worked … Read more

First United Bank Welcomes Patton as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer in Denton

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has hired Jack Patton as senior vice president/commercial loan officer at the bank’s Denton-South location. He rejoins the bank with experience in commercial lending and a passion for community. “Jack brings valuable knowledge and energy for our customers and community that aligns well with our purpose to inspire and empower … Read more

Cunningham Appointed to Guaranty Bank & Trust Board, Promoted to Chief Culture Officer

Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, has announced the appointment of Sondra Cunningham to the board of directors of the company. She was recently promoted to senior vice president and chief culture officer of the bank and has been secretary to the bank and holding company board … Read more

Texas Banker William Robert Williams Passes Away

William Robert “Bob” Williams passed away on November 21 peacefully at home. He was 80. Following graduation from Teague High School in Teague, Williams attended Baylor University on a scholarship from Citizen’s National Bank of Waco. He received his BBA degree in accounting in 1964 and launched his banking career as a national bank examiner … Read more

American Bank Names Bexley Vice Chairman in San Antonio

On November 8, Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced that Byron Bexley has joined the team as vice chairman/San Antonio. In his role as market leader, he will oversee commercial banking activities in San Antonio. Bexley brings more than 40 years of banking experience, most recently serving as chairman and chief executive officer of TexStar National … Read more