Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Announces 2024 Inductees

On January 3, the Texas Bankers Hall of Fame announced its 2024 inductees who will be honored at the 11th Annual Texas Bankers Hall of Fame Gala, April 25 on the campus of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Five iconic bankers—James E. Baine, the late Harlan R. Heitkamp, Carmen Jordan, Vidal H. Ramirez and … Read more

Medina, Jefferson Bank’s Chief Information Security Officer, Honored with Top Global CISOs Award

Roman Medina, chief information security officer at San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank, has received a 2023 Top Global CISOs Award, sponsored annually by Cyber Defense Magazine. Chief information security officers are the first responders of cyberspace as they fend off cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, malicious insiders and nation-state-sponsored attacks. Medina competed against thousands of candidates for … Read more

American Banker’s 2023 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes 11 Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2023 list of the “Best Banks to Work For,” which includes 11 banks based in Texas or with operations in Texas among the 90 listed. Like last year and the year before, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. First Federal Savings & … Read more

Alliance Bank’s Sellers Bestowed 2023 ‘Excellence in Leadership’ Award by Texas Community Bankers

In September, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) honored Thomas Sellers, chairman of the board at Alliance Bank in Sulphur Springs, with its 2023 “Excellence in Leadership” Award. He was presented the award during the association’s 49th annual convention held September 16–19 in Frisco. To be considered for the Excellence in Leadership Award, one … Read more

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

VeraBank Recognized as 2023 nCino Financial Services Impact Award Winner

On July 14, Henderson-based VeraBank announced that it has received the 2023 Financial Services Impact Award in the “Speed” category by North Carolina-based nCino, a financial technology company. The company’s cloud-based banking software helps financial institutions gain efficiencies from digitizing and streamlining processes in commercial banking, small-business banking and retail banking. The award recognizes stand-out … Read more

Three Banks Honored with CARE Awards Commitment to Community Investment

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) has recognized three member financial institutions for their commitment to community investment by naming them 2023 Community Area Revitalization Efforts (CARE) Award recipients. First National Bank Texas, Home Bank and The First Bank were honored recently during FHLB Dallas’ annual member conference. Each member was awarded $7,500 … Read more

Gross and Cooper Honored for Distinction by Southwestern Graduate School of Banking

On June 1, William “Tex” Gross, chairman of Dallas-based Commerce Street Holdings, and Charles G. Cooper, commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking, were honored by the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University. During an awards banquet, Gross received SWGSB’s Distinguished Service Award Award and Cooper received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. … Read more