Cullen/Frost Bankers Appoints Andrade, Former Texas Secretary of State, to Board

The board of directors of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc., the holding company for San Antoino-based Frost Bank, has announced that Hope Andrade, former Texas secretary of state, has been elected to the board. She will join the board’s audit and risk committees. “[Andrade] is a longtime Texas entrepreneur and leader with a wealth of knowledge about … Read more

First Financial Bankshares Names Morton Executive Vice President

First Financial Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA, has announced the appointment of Keith Morton to executive vice president/Houston credit administration. The announcement was made by Luke Longhofer, executive vice president/chief lending officer. Morton previously served as senior vice president of special assets at Capital One Bank in Houston since … Read more

Pilgrim Bank Announces Key Leadership Developments

At Pittsburg-based Pilgrim Bank’s December 2023 board meeting, Ken Pilgrim, senior chairman, and Lanny Brenner, chairman, along with the board of directors, announced several promotions and appointments. Brad Lowry has been named president and chief lending officer, and appointed to the board as an advisory director. Lowry joined Pilgrim Bank in 2004 as a management … Read more

Foster, SouthStar Bank Director, Elected Chair of Texas Real Estate Research Center Advisory Board

Doug Foster, board director/chairman of the audit committee at Moulton-based SouthStar Bank SSB and director of affairs at Polunsky Beitel Green LLP, was recently elected chairman of the advisory board of the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University (TRERC), effective January 1, 2024. He was originally appointed to the TRERC in 2021 … Read more

Desroches Elected and Hulsey Reelected to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Board

Pascal Desroches has been elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors by its member banks. He will serve a three-year term starting January 1, 2024.

In his role as a Dallas Fed board member, Desroches will provide insight into the region’s economy in support of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy function. Desroches … Read more

inbanx Inc. Welcomes Burgess, Former CEO of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, to its Board

Austin-based inbanx Inc., a leading provider of spend-management solutions, has announced the appointment of Ken Burgess to its board of directors. Burgess is a seasoned financial executive with a distinguished career spanning more than 50 years. He founded FirstCapital Bank of Texas in 1998 with a vision of fostering great relationships with the businesses and … Read more

Texas Capital Appoints McDonald to Lead Business Banking

On September 21, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, announced that Amos McDonald has been appointed head of business banking. He is based in The Woodlands and is responsible for setting and driving production goals within the firm’s business banking division and leading a seasoned team of bankers. McDonald … Read more

Comerica Bank’s Shy Appointed to Nonpartisan Conservation Group Texan by Nature

Texan by Nature, a Texan-led conservation nonprofit organization founded by former Texas First Lady Laura Bush, has appointed Jayme Shy, senior vice president and associate general counsel/regulatory affairs at Dallas-based Comerica Bank, to its board of directors. Texan by Nature connects hundreds of conservation partners to catalyze conservation investment and activity across Texas. With a … Read more

Tinnell Appointed Chief of Staff at American Bank

Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced the recent appointment of Suzelle Tinnell as chief of staff. Making the announcement was Stephen C. Raffaele, president and CEO. Tinnell joined American Bank in 2012 as manager of the bank’s project management office. She later transitioned to chief deposit services officer and eventually to director of enterprise planning and … Read more

Whitson Named Director of Texas Department of Banking’s Bank and Trust Supervision

On September 5, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the appointment of Jared A. Whitson as director of bank and trust supervision for the Texas Department of Banking. The appointment is effective immediately. Whitson began his career with the Texas Department of Banking in 2004 as an assistant examiner and later earned his commission … Read more