Tupelo, Mississippi-based Cadence Bank recently announced two key market leadership commercial banking promotions in Dallas.
Andrew Widmer has been appointed executive vice president/senior managing director–Dallas of middle-market banking. He brings 20 years of banking experience to this role and will focus on using his talents to lead the Dallas commercial and industrial banking efforts, developing innovative growth strategies for clients, supporting the team’s long-term success and continuing to support the communities the bank serves. Widmer will work closely with seasoned banker and Dallas native Ron Baker, regional sales executive, and Barry Kelly, senior executive group manager of Texas commercial and industrial banking.
Prior to his new role, Widmer led the North Texas corporate banking team at BancorpSouth Bank, a division of Cadence Bank. He received his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, double majoring in accounting and finance.
Brandon Dunn has been appointed executive vice president/managing director of mid-corporate banking. Dunn, who has 14 years of corporate banking experience, will be responsible for developing and supporting the bank’s corporate banking efforts, providing highly customized banking solutions to upper-middle-market private and publicly traded companies in North Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. He will work closely with Mark Simoes, executive vice president/senior managing director of mid-corporate banking.
Dunn received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University, double majoring in finance and marketing. He carries series 79 (investment banking rep), series 63 (securities agent) and certified treasury professional designations.
“Andrew and Brandon are industry-leading professionals who are ideal for these leadership roles,” says Hank Holmes, chief banking officer. “Their banking experience will be an invaluable asset to our clients and our Dallas commercial and mid-corporate banking teams. I’m looking forward to seeing how their passion for community advancement and business growth continues to help clients succeed.”
Established in 1876, Cadence Bank is a leading regional banking franchise with approximately $50 billion in assets and nearly 400 branch locations across the South and Texas.