On September 5, Houston-based Agility Bank NA announced that veteran banker Rodney Nabors has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief lending officer.
“This is a clear signal that men who support women in securing their financial goals are welcome at Agility, the first minority depository institution established specifically to focus on women,” says Lauren Sparks, founder and CEO. “We have always said that we want the most astute bankers at the table to provide women—and everyone—the ideas, support, products and services to grow their businesses. Rodney will do that.”
Nabors, a fixture in Houston community banking for the past three decades, specializes in structuring loans for small to medium-sized businesses and building strong client relationships. A native of Freeport, he brings a depth of experience with a strong lending background and robust business development record. He has served as bank office president as well as chief credit officer with community-oriented commercial banks.
As the father of a college-age daughter, Nabors is particularly aware of the future of women and their financial success. “I hope that what I can accomplish here will not only have a huge impact on my daughter in the coming years, but also on all women and other minorities who are embarking on their careers or those ready to take the next step in owning or operating a business,” he says. “Being a man supporting professional women is a natural for me and Agility is definitely blazing the trail.”
Nabors earned a BS degree in business management from LeTourneau University. His passion for education and community outreach led to his current positions as board president of the West Houston Leadership Institute and treasurer and board member of West Houston Assistance Ministries. Other volunteer positions included serving as a Junior Achievement classroom leader and head cross-country coach for St. John Paul II Catholic School.
Established in 2022, Agility Bank is the first primarily women-owned and led bank created for this purpose in the U.S. awarded a special minority depository institution national charter by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.