SWGSB’s Schmid Named 10th President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

On August 2, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s (Kansas City Fed) board of directors announced that Jeffrey R. Schmid, president and CEO of the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, has been appointed president and CEO of the Kansas City Fed, effective August 21. Schmid … Read more

Kleberg Bank’s Henkel Celebrates 50 Years of Texas Community Banking

The board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently presented Joe Henkel, vice chairman of the board of Kingsville-based Kleberg Bank, with an IBAT board resolution recognizing more than 50 years of service as a True Texas Community Banker. Henkel started his career at Kleberg Bank in 1970 while a student … Read more

Dopjera, Longtime Accounting Professional, Appointed to Board of Stellar Bancorp

Stellar Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Houston-based Stellar Bank, announced the election of Cynthia Dopjera to the board of directors of the company. This election as a class II director fills an existing vacancy. Stellar Bancorp has a 14-member board, which consists of 11 independent directors. Dopjera currently serves on the Stellar Bank board … Read more

The First National Bank of Ballinger Appoints Williams to Board, Announces Promotions

The First National Bank of Ballinger recently appointed Reed Williams to its board of directors. He has served in the banking industry for nearly 15 years. In addition to his recent appointment, Williams serves as president and CEO of Brady National Bank and is a member of that bank’s board. Williams also sits on the … Read more

Liberty National Bank Welcomes a Fifth-Generation Cecil to the Board

Paris-based Liberty National Bank has hired Dillon Cecil as an executive vice president and a newly appointed bank board member. He will focus on consumer and commercial loans, residential home loans and assist with bank operations. Cecil started his banking career at TIB NA in 2014 as a credit analyst/lending officer. He was later promoted … Read more

The First National Bank of Central Texas Appoints Attorney and Real Estate Professional to Board

Waco-based The First National Bank of Central Texas has appointed two new business leaders to its board of directors. The appointments were announced by Joe Barrow, chairman and CEO. Julia Jurgensen is an attorney with Beard Kultgen Brophy Bostwick & Dickson PLLC. The Waco native’s work focuses on construction contract negotiation and consulting, construction disputes … Read more

Allison and Manning Named to Boards of Citizens State Bank and Holding Company GrahamJB6

Woodville-based Citizens State Bank has announced the addition of Brian Manning to the bank’s board of directors, and he joins Harold E. “Trey” Allison III, Citizens State Bank’s president–East Texas region, in being named to the board of the bank’s holding company, GrahamJB6. Allison began his career with Citizens State Bank in 1996 as vice … Read more

Former Texas Parks and Wildlife Executive Director Joins Jefferson Bank Board

San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank announced that Carter Smith has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. He will be responsible for providing independent oversight and governance to the institution and will also serve as a member of the audit committee, as well as the board’s oil and gas committee. Smith served as executive director at … Read more

Mahomes Appointed to Vista Bank’s Board of Directors

On February 22, Dallas-based Vista Bank announced the appointment of William “Bill” Mahomes to its board of directors. In honor of the occasion, a private celebratory luncheon was held to witness the appointment of the first Black board director in the bank’s 111 year history. Attendees included executives and community leaders such as Harrison Blair, … Read more

The First National Bank of Central Texas Appoints Two New Board Members

Joe Barrow, chairman and CEO of The First National Bank of Central Texas, based in Waco, recently announced the appointment of Gregg Glime and Marshall Stewman to the bank’s board of directors. Glime is a commercial realtor with Coldwell Banker Commercial in Waco. He has represented a broad range of local, institutional and national clients. His … Read more