Austin Bank’s Merkley and Mireles Receive Promotions

Jacksonville-based Austin Bank promoted two employees in February. Danielle Merkley has been elected bank officer. She joined Austin Bank in 2011 as a teller in the Longview Oak Forest office. In 2012, she transitioned to a customer service representative at the Greggton location in Longview, where she also served as a CSR regional trainer. She … Read more

Jacksonville-based Austin Bank Promotes Trujillo and Rodarte

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced two promotions approved at the January 2023 board of directors meeting. Julisa Trujillo has been elected to serve as assistant vice president. A member of the human resources department, she joined Austin Bank in 2017, bringing with her several years of recruiting experience from a … Read more

Community National Bank Welcomes Kuzmich and Announces Promotions in the New Year

Victoria Kuzmich has joined Midland-based Community National Bank as vice president/petroleum engineer in Midland. She previously served as a senior reservoir engineer and has an extensive background in both production and reservoir engineering. Originally from Lubbock, Kuzmich returned to her West Texas roots when she moved to Midland 15 years ago. Kuzmich holds a BA … Read more

Western Bank Announces Eight Promotions

On January 9, Dan Odom, president and CEO of Lubbock-based Western Bank, announced that eight team members have received promotions in the new year. John Weddige has been promoted to senior vice president/Lubbock president. Prior to the promotion, he was senior vice president/commercial lender. Melinda Rechkemmer is now senior vice president/loan operations director. Jared Bailey … Read more

Peoples Bank Announces Year-End Promotions

Larry Allen, chairman and CEO of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced the following promotions at the end of 2022. Tori Harber has been promoted to senior vice president. She joined the bank in 2021 as director of human resources. Andrea Rodriguez has been promoted to senior vice president. She serves as manager of deposit operations and … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Announces June Promotions

In late June, Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust Co. announced a number of recent promotions. Clay Thompson has been promoted to president of the bank’s eastern region. He has been employed by Texas Bank and Trust for more than five years, serving in various management capacities involving the bank’s credit analyst program, credit administration and … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Promotes Jackson, Hires Price and Osterman

Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust has promoted Cindi Jackson to senior vice president in its Richardson location. In addition, the bank has hired Lee Price (photograph unavailable) to serve as senior vice president/wealth and trust officer in Frisco and Cory Osterman (photograph unavailable) has joined the bank as banking officer/administrative assistant in Frisco. Jackson has … Read more

Peoples Bank Promotes Willhelm to Banking Officer

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, has announced the promotion of Tiffany Willhelm to banking officer. She has been with Peoples Bank for three years and serves as staff accountant. She was born and raised in Monahans and graduated from Monahans High School. Established in 1968, Peoples Bank has 12 locations serving … Read more

Retzer Joins Texas Bank and Trust Co. in Flower Mound

Roger Retzer has joined the staff of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust Co. as banking officer and portfolio manager in the bank’s Flower Mound location. He most recently served as vice president and commercial lender at PointBank in Denton. He has been involved in the financial services industry for 11 years, with five years as … Read more