Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Appoints Martínez García to Lead International Research Group, Names Mertens Research Director

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Enrique Martínez García to lead the bank’s research on international economic issues and Karel Mertens has been named director of research and senior vice president in charge of the statistics department. In this new role, Martínez García will manage the contributions of the Dallas Fed’s international research … Read more

Turner Appointed to Rio Bank Board of Directors

McAllen-based Rio Bank has announced the appointment of Annie Uribe Turner to the bank’s board of directors. Turner has had a 40-year career in banking, having previously managed a diverse team of bankers and overseen a substantial portfolio of commercial loans and deposits, focusing on helping businesses achieve their financial goals. A 2022 alumna of … Read more

First Liberty Bank Elects Property Management Business Leader to Board

Jim Bob Evans, a vice president at Lincoln Property Co. in Devers, has been elected to the Liberty-based First Liberty Bank board of directors. “Jim Bob Evans will add experience in the financing of large commercial real estate projects to the boardroom and a philosophy of local community involvement,” says Charles McGuire, chairman. Evans has … Read more

Petty, Peoples Bank Seminole Market President, Appointed to Bank’s Board

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced that Kevin Petty, Seminole market president, has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Petty was instrumental in launching the Seminole branch and has led the team there since its opening in 2019. A Dimmitt native, Petty earned a bachelor’s degree in ag economics … Read more

Calhoun, Former University of Texas–Tyler President, Elected to Southside Bancshares Board

On May 15, Southside Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Tyler-based Southside Bank, announced the election of Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun to the company’s board of directors. He was also appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Calhoun has served a combined 22 years as the president of the University of Texas–Tyler and the University … Read more

Donahoe Appointed President of Southside Bancshares Inc. and Southside Bank

On May 16, the boards of Southside Bancshares Inc. and Tyler-based Southside Bank unanimously approved the appointment of Keith Donahoe to serve as president of the company and the bank. Lee R. Gibson will continue as chief executive officer of the company and the bank. Donahoe has almost 30 years of experience in banking in … Read more

Moody Bank Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

On April 18, Galveston-based Moody Bank announced two appointments to its board of directors. As the president of Island Famous Inc., Dennis Byrd oversees the operations of a thriving hospitality company with its roots tracing back to The Spot. Under his leadership, Island Famous has established a notable presence in Galveston, League City and Houston, … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Appoints Tower Vice President and Assistant General Auditor

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Matt Tower vice president and assistant general auditor. He will work with the bank’s general auditor to establish strategic priorities for the audit department and oversee the development and execution of the audit plan. Tower joined the Dallas Fed in 2021 as assistant vice president of the … Read more

Freedom Bank Chair and CEO Ortega Joins FDIC’s Minority Depository Institutions Subcommittee

On April 24, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced four new members of its minority depository institutions (MDI) subcommittee to the advisory committee on community banking. Arturo “Art” Ortega, chairman and CEO of Alamo-based Freedom Bank, is one of the four named to the subcommittee, along with John Tom Anderson, president and CEO of … Read more

Dallas Fed appoints Mitchell Senior Vice President of Cash Services and Treasury Operations

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Heidi Mitchell senior vice president with responsibility for cash services and treasury operations. She will provide oversight of the 11th Federal Reserve District’s cash services, including operations in Dallas, El Paso and Houston. Mitchell will also oversee the bank’s treasury operations department, which supports the Treasury Bureau … Read more