Cullen/Frost Bankers Appoints Andrade, Former Texas Secretary of State, to Board

The board of directors of Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc., the holding company for San Antoino-based Frost Bank, has announced that Hope Andrade, former Texas secretary of state, has been elected to the board. She will join the board’s audit and risk committees. “[Andrade] is a longtime Texas entrepreneur and leader with a wealth of knowledge about … Read more

Pilgrim Bank Announces Key Leadership Developments

At Pittsburg-based Pilgrim Bank’s December 2023 board meeting, Ken Pilgrim, senior chairman, and Lanny Brenner, chairman, along with the board of directors, announced several promotions and appointments. Brad Lowry has been named president and chief lending officer, and appointed to the board as an advisory director. Lowry joined Pilgrim Bank in 2004 as a management … Read more

SouthWest Bank Appoints Two New Board Members

Odessa-based SouthWest Bank has announced recent appointments to its board of directors. Melanie Hollmann , a partner at the law firm of Atkins, Hollmann, Jones, Peacock, Lewis & Lyon, joined the board in 2023. Micah Foster, chief financial officer for VoltaGrid, was recently appointed as an advisory board member. Hollmann’s law practice focuses on corporate … Read more

Desroches Elected and Hulsey Reelected to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Board


Pascal Desroches has been elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors by its member banks. He will serve a three-year term starting January 1, 2024.

In his role as a Dallas Fed board member, Desroches will provide insight into the region’s economy in support of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy function. Desroches … Read more

inbanx Inc. Welcomes Burgess, Former CEO of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, to its Board

Austin-based inbanx Inc., a leading provider of spend-management solutions, has announced the appointment of Ken Burgess to its board of directors. Burgess is a seasoned financial executive with a distinguished career spanning more than 50 years. He founded FirstCapital Bank of Texas in 1998 with a vision of fostering great relationships with the businesses and … Read more

Comerica Bank’s Shy Appointed to Nonpartisan Conservation Group Texan by Nature

Texan by Nature, a Texan-led conservation nonprofit organization founded by former Texas First Lady Laura Bush, has appointed Jayme Shy, senior vice president and associate general counsel/regulatory affairs at Dallas-based Comerica Bank, to its board of directors. Texan by Nature connects hundreds of conservation partners to catalyze conservation investment and activity across Texas. With a … Read more

Community Banking Association Elects Doyle Chair, Names New Executive Committee

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently announced that Christopher Doyle, president and CEO of Texas City-based Texas First Bank, has been elected chairman of the IBAT board of directors for 2023–24. He officially accepted this position during the association’s 49th Annual Convention held September 16–19 in Frisco. In addition to Doyle, members of … Read more

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