Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has hired Jacque Kruppa to serve as senior executive vice president and chief legal officer. In 2010, she played a major role in helping a group of South Texas investors purchase a bank charter from Falfurrias State Bank that would become Texas Regional Bank. She continued to advise Texas Regional Bank on every subsequent acquisition, including Border Capital Bank of McAllen in 2011, Blanco National Bank in 2016, AccessBank Texas in 2022, Mission Duncan Insurance in 2022 and Smith-Reagan Insurance in 2023.
“Her extensive experience and outstanding track record advising Texas Regional Bank at every major milestone make her a valuable addition to our leadership,” says Michael Scaief, CEO and chairman. “Ms. Kruppa is instrumental in advancing our strategic goals and continuing to provide exceptional service to our clients.”
With nearly two decades of experience, Kruppa specializes in providing corporate, securities and regulatory representation to commercial banks, holding companies and other financial institutions. She has contributed to the legal side of commercial banking and shared her insights at various events hosted by organizations, including the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, Texas Bankers Association, Women in Community Banking, Financial Women in Texas and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. She currently serves as president of Women in Community Banking, a networking group that connects women professionals in the community banking sector.
Kruppa earned her BBA degree in finance from Texas A&M University and her law degree from Southern Methodist University.
Established in 1987, Texas Regional Bank operates 30 banking centers across the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Hill Country, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.