First Security Bank Wins Beaumont’s 2023 ‘Start-up Business of the Year’ Award

The Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce recently bestowed Beaver, Oklahoma-based First Security Bank with its 2023 “Start-Up Business of the Year” Award. The honor was presented during the Beaumont Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Awards Event, which “celebrates excellence and ethical conduct in the marketplace, along with active community involvement.” First Security Bank CEO Clint Walters … Read more

Vérot Moore, Amerant Bank’s Houston Market President, Named “Women Who Mean Business” Honoree

Caroline Vérot Moore, executive vice president and Houston market president at Coral Gables, Florida-based Amerant Bank, was recently honored by the Houston Business Journal at its 2023 “Women Who Mean Business” Awards luncheon. The event was held in Houston on October 13. The award honors women across nine industry categories, as well as a “Woman … Read more

McGee and Weinstock Added to IBAT’s Wall of Heroes and Legends

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) announced two new additions to the IBAT Wall of Heroes and Legends of Texas Community Banking located at the organization’s headquarters in downtown Austin: Milton McGee and Peter Weinstock. The Wall of Heroes and Legends is reserved for special individuals who have contributed significantly to the strength of … Read more

First United Bank Honored with American Bankers Association Marketing Award

Each year, the American Bankers Association (ABA) recognizes the nation’s best bank marketing initiatives during its ABA Bank Marketing Conference. This year’s Brand Slam awards honored elite bank marketing strategies that stood out among hundreds of nationwide entries from banks of all sizes. Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank, which has 40 branches in North and … Read more

Coaxum Honored by the American Bankers Association with Inaugural Emerging Leader Award

Ryan Coaxum, vice president/commercial lender at Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust, was honored by the American Bankers Association as a recipient of its inaugural “ABA Emerging Leader Award.” This new award recognizes the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to both their industry and … Read more

Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Publication Touts Kleberg Bank’s Internship Program

Kingsville-based Kleberg Bank is featured in the latest issue of The Islander magazine for its robust internship program. The Islander, published by Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi (TAMU–CC), touts the community bank for helping cultivate “a vibrant South Texas workforce by connecting students and employers through internships and, ultimately, permanent employment. TAMU-CC’s Career and Professional Development … Read more

Texas Community Bankers Honor Rogers Pope Jr. with 2021 IBAT Chairman’s Award

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently honored Rogers Pope Jr., vice chairman and CEO of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust, with the 2021 IBAT Chairman’s Award. Brad Tidwell, IBAT’s 2020-21 chairman and president and CEO of Henderson-based VeraBank, chose this year’s honoree and bestowed the prestigious award to Pope in September during IBAT’s … Read more

Texas Community Bankers Included in Independent Banker’s 2021 ‘40 Under 40’ List

Independent Banker, the flagship publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America, recently published its third-annual list of “40 Under 40: 2021’s Emerging Community Bank Leaders.” According to the magazine, “The competition highlights young community bankers who stepped up to help their banks navigate a chaotic year. They delivered economic relief. They introduced new technology. … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Honors 50-Year Bankers

On September 23, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), honored 30 Texas bankers with the 50-Year Banker Award during TBA’s Virtual Texas Economic Resilience Summit. This prestigious award honors bankers with a half-century or more of service and dedication to the banking industry. G. Drew Allbright of Carrollton … Read more