Moulton-based SouthStar Bank has purchased the Kerrville branch of Community First National Bank with the full approval of the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. The branch, located at 1101 Junction Hwy., opened as a SouthStar Bank branch on August 30. The community is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting celebration at 3:30 p.m. on September 24. Barbecue will be served and there will be live music from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free, family-friendly and open to all. SouthStar Bank now has 16 locations throughout Central Texas, including the new Kerrville branch.
“The Kerrville branch is a perfect fit,” says David Kapavik, SouthStar Bank president and CEO. “Community First National Bank built a strong reputation for local, friendly service. These values are in line with the values of SouthStar Bank as a true community bank. Our mission is to provide friendly, flexible, common-sense financial solutions—Texas Style!”
SouthStar Bank retained the Community First National Bank Kerrville team at the branch, including Brittany Selement, personal banker; Claudia Gonzales, personal banker; Donny Lehmann, new vice president of lending; Jeffrey Harris, vice president of lending; Kent McKinney, business development advisor; Kyla Gesell, assistant vice president/branch manager; Meghan Jackson, personal banker; Sche Kehner, personal banker; Shelby Mossman, loan assistant; and Sherri Steadham, loan assistant.
“The local team is strong, helping to make the transition as seamless as possible both internally and for the new clients we are bringing into the SouthStar Bank family,” Kapavik says.
“During the transition, I have had the opportunity to meet many of the SouthStar Bank people, from owners to managers to staff members at several levels,” says Kent McKinney, business development advisor and former Community First National Bank senior vice president. “Without exception, they are some of the nicest, most pleasant, most dedicated individuals you could hope to meet. There will always be some changes resulting from this kind of transition, but what you won’t see is a decrease in friendly, efficient customer service.”
Established in 1920, SouthStar Bank SSB specializes in residential mortgage, real estate and construction lending, operating 16 full-service branches across the Central Texas region.
Pictured above: The SouthStar Bank Kerrville team—Jeff Harris, Brittany Selement, Shelby Mossman, Kyla Gesell, Meghan Jackson, Sche Kehner, Sherri Steadham, Claudia Gonzales (not pictured: Kent McKinney and Donny Lehmann).