Frost Bank Again Receives High Number of Greenwich Excellence and Best Brand Awards  

San Antonio-based Frost Bank, one of the largest banks based in Texas, received 33 Greenwich Excellence and Best Brand Awards— the highest number received nationwide for the seventh consecutive year—for providing superior service, advice and performance to small-business and middle-market banking clients. Frost Bankwas the only Texas-based bank to receive national recognition for “Overall Satisfaction” … 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

VeraBank Senior Vice President and Branch Manager Vera Honored by Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance

Henderson-based VeraBank is congratulating Jesus Vera, senior vice president and manager of the Front Street branch in Tyler, who was recently named the 2022 “Oustanding Professional of the Year” by the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance. “We couldn’t be more proud of and happy for Jesus to receive this honor,” says Brad Tidwell, president and CEO. … Read more

American Banker’s 2022 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2022 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, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. Greater Community Bank in Rome, Georgia, is the smallest bank … Read more

El Paso Inc. Names WestStar Bank’s Conroy One of This Year’s ‘Women of Impact’

Cindy Conroy, director of community outreach at El Paso-based WestStar Bank, has been named one of this year’s “Women of Impact” by El Paso Inc., a West Texas business publication. “She’s the unsung hero behind the scenes,” Rick Francis, WestStar CEO, tells El Paso Inc. Francis describes Conroy’s job at the bank as “a chief … Read more

VeraBank’s Engemoen Nominated for Best CFO Award from the Austin Business Journal

Henderson-based VeraBank announced that Todd Engemoen, the bank’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, was nominated as one of this year’s best chief financial officers as determined in the Austin Business Journal’s 15th annual “Best CFOs of the Year in Central Texas” awards. Engemoen joined VeraBank in 2014, bringing a decade of experience in … Read more

Scurlock, IBAT’s Government Relations Director, Honored with the Association’s Trailblazer Award

Steve Scurlock accepts the 2022 IBAT Trailblazer Award from Christopher Williston, IBAT’s president and CEO.The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently honored Stephen Scurlock, IBAT’s director of government relations, with the association’s 2022 esteemed Trailblazer Award. He was honored in June during the 37th Annual Connecting Leaders Conference—the division’s flagship … Read more

VeraBank’s Tidwell Honored with Community Bankers’ Prestigious Leadership Award

Brad Tidwell receives IBAT’s 2022 Excellence in Leadership Award from Justin Steinbach, IBAT Leadership Division chair and senior vice president at Frost Bank in Dallas.The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently honored Brad Tidwell, president and CEO of Henderson-based VeraBank, with its 2022 Excellence in Leadership Award. Tidwell was honored … Read more

Independent Banker Honors Community Bank Emerging Leaders in Annual 40 Under 40 List

On June 1, Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced its list of 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The award recognizes up-and-coming innovators, influencers and civic servants that represent the future of community banking. The feature story in the June issue of Independent Banker highlights … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2022 Emerging Leader Honorees

On May 18, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), announced the seven recipients of its 2022 Emerging Leader Awards. Each of the bankers selected was chosen by a TBA member banking institution president, CEO or chairman of the board and recognized for his or her outstanding qualities. “We are … Read more