Amegy Bank’s Special Purpose Credit Program a Case Study in American Bankers Association’s Campaign

On February 21, the American Bankers Association (ABA) launched an online resource focused on special purpose credit programs (SPCPs), highlighting Houston-based Amegy Bank’s Small Business Diversity Banking Program (SBDBP) as the SPCP benchmark for banks across the nation. ABA’s webpage outlines how SPCPs work and includes a checklist for banks to follow when developing models … Read more

Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Announces 2023 Inductees

On January 2, the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame announced its 2023 inductees who will be honored at the 10th Annual Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Gala, April 27 on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Five iconic bankers—Kenneth L. Burgess Jr., Ron Butler, James D. Goudge, J. Pat Parsons and the late … 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 Capital Bank Partners with Huston-Tillotson University to Provide Commercial Lending Certificate Program

Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, in coordination with the American Bankers Association (ABA), has expanded its Commercial Lending Certificate Program to Huston-Tillotson University in Austin. Texas Capital Bank and ABA launched the program for historically Black colleges and universities in 2021 at Texas A&M University–Prairie View. As an … Read more

MacDonald to Step Down as Southwestern Graduate School of Banking President and CEO

S. Scott MacDonald, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation since 1997, recently announced that he will step down at the end of 2021. He will remain with the foundation through the transition to the next CEO. MacDonald, a nationally recognized authority on bank finance and economics, is the … Read more