Yoakum-based Crossroads Bank recently announced the hiring of two new associates and a promotion for another.
Marissa Gonzales is a new loan officer for Crossroads Bank at the Yoakum branch. She joins the bank with many years of experience, including positions with IBC Bank, Yoakum National Bank and Texas Dow Employees Credit Union. Outside of banking, Gonzales is involved in her church, River of Life Church, as a member of the choir and director of the nursery department.
“I am excited to serve and build relationships within the community,” Gonzales says. “I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me.”
“Marissa’s previous banking experience and her eagerness to continue learning will result in great success for our customers,” says Clay Hermann, vice president. “We’re very pleased to add another capable and dependable lender to our Yoakum team to continue serving the community.”
Tylar Walyuchow Dick is the new market manager and loan officer for the Victoria branch. She joined the bank in 2019 and served in numerous departments and positions during her training until her promotion. Before joining Crossroads Bank, Walyuchow Dick worked as a financial services representative for MassMutual, director of development for the University of Houston Athletic Department and director of development for Bluebonnet Youth Ranch. She has a BBA degree from the University of Houston–Victoria. Walyuchow Dick’s commitment to the community extends outside the bank through her involvement as the PTO treasurer of Presbyterian Day School, Bluebonnet Youth Ranch board director, Goliad Rodeo committee member and provisional member of the Junior League of Victoria.
“Starting this new chapter and serving our community by assisting with their financial needs is an exciting time,” Walyuchow Dick says. “Whether someone wants to buy a new car, house, launch a business or just needs interim help, the joy of successfully helping a customer achieve their financial goal is a rewarding feeling.”
“Our Victoria market is poised for great success with Tylar ready to service existing and future customers,” says Claud Jacobs, vice chairman of the board.
Last September, Cynthia Morris joined Crossroads Bank as senior vice president and cashier. She will succeed Emily Drozd, senior vice president and cashier, upon her retirement later this year. Morris has served in community banking for 28 years, including as a Bank Secrecy Act officer, cashier and senior vice president. She holds a BS degree in agriculture business from Southwest Texas State University and is a graduate of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas’ Bank Operations Institute. Active in her community, she serves as secretary of the Yoakum Hospital Tax District board and secretary/treasurer of the County Line Cemetery Endowment Association.
“Each day brings new excitement aiding customers and helping to operate an important community institution like Crossroads Bank,” Morris says. “I am excited to be a part of the bank and work with all of the amazing staff.”
“Cynthia’s addition prepares the bank for a seamless transition in an important role within our organization once Emily retires later this year,” says Layne Brandt, president and CEO. “Her tremendous experience and community roots form a perfect combination for the role of cashier.”
“Each one of these individuals adds to the level of service our customers expect and depend on each day banking with Crossroads Bank,” says Arthur G. Hermann III, chairman. “The most fundamental component of servicing each customer starts with our excellent team members.”
Established in 1931 as First State Bank, Crossroads Bank serves the communities of Yoakum, Victoria and Moulton.