On March 6, Greg Garland, president and CEO of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Ty Cox as vice president and commercial lender. Cox will office at the Amarillo banking center located at 5701 Time Square Blvd.
“Ty brings a wealth of knowledge in the financial services industry and local expertise to our team,” Garland notes. “Combined with his impressive business acumen and intimate knowledge of Amarillo, he will be an invaluable resource for our business customers.”
Born and raised in Amarillo, Cox earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance from West Texas A&M University. His career in banking began in 2000 and since then he has amassed a wide array of skills and experience in customer service, relationship management, credit analysis, bank compliance, and finance. Most recently he served as chief financial officer for a local community bank.
“First Bank & Trust has the capability to lend at levels comparable with large national institutions, but still offers local, personalized service,” Cox says.
Established in 1996, First Bank & Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA Inc., operates 19 locations serving 15 communities in West Texas and the Texas Panhandle.