Real Estate Investment Professional Meyer-Nelson Appointed Chair of Agility Bank

Edna Meyer-Nelson has been elected the chair of Houston-based Agility Bank NA, the first bank in the country established as a minority depository institution focused on women, but serving all. A former banker, Meyer-Nelson is president and CEO of The Richland Companies, one of the largest women-owned real estate investment firms in the country with … Read more

Cunningham Appointed to Guaranty Bank & Trust Board, Promoted to Chief Culture Officer

Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, has announced the appointment of Sondra Cunningham to the board of directors of the company. She was recently promoted to senior vice president and chief culture officer of the bank and has been secretary to the bank and holding company board … Read more

Charter Bank Appoints Entrepreneur Motaghi to Board of Directors

Corpus Christi-based Charter Bank has appointed local business leader and former president of the Snappy Foods convenience store chain Mohammad “Moe” Motaghi to its board of directors. Motaghi immigrated to Corpus Christi from Iran in 1977. While in high school, he worked at Whataburger to support himself and his family back home. He eventually worked … Read more

Susser Bank Appoints Longtime Banker Hall to Board of Directors

Arlington-based Susser Bank announced that Kerry Hall has joined the bank’s board of directors. She most recently was executive managing director of Texas Capital Bank Regional Banking, serving the Austin, Fort Worth and San Antonio markets. Her responsibilities included executing effective strategies within each of those markets and serving as the liaison between regional offices … Read more

Community Banking Association Elects Irwin Chairman, Names New Executive Committee

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently announced that K. Kyle Irwin, president of Gruver-based Western Bank, has been elected chairman of the IBAT board of directors for 2022–23. He officially accepted this position during the association’s 48th annual convention held September 24–27 in Fort Worth. In addition to Irwin, members of the community … Read more

Jefferson Bank Appoints SoftBank Group’s Christy to Board of Directors

Emily Willeford Christy, partner/U.S. government affairs at SoftBank Group International, has been appointed to the board of directors of San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank. At SoftBank Group, she is responsible for government affairs engagement at the local, state and federal level. Before joining SoftBank, she served as executive director/government relations at USAA. Christy worked at USAA … Read more

Polunsky Beitel Green’s Maisano Elected to Texas Mortgage Bankers Association Board 

San Antonio-based Polunsky Beitel Green LLP, one of Texas’ leading law firms representing mortgage lenders, has announced that Stacey Maisano, director of business development, has been elected to the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association (TMBA) board of directors. In this role, she will help TMBA fulfill its mission to provide leadership, legislative advocacy and education to … Read more

Charter Bank Appoints Adler to Board of Directors

Corpus Christi-based Charter Bank recently announced the appointment of Matt Adler to its board of directors. Adler, sales manager at Atlas Iron & Metal, lived in the Dallas area for 20 years, but returned to Corpus Christi in 2012 to work for the family’s sales and property management business. He earned his BBA degree in … Read more

WestStar Executive Chairman Francis Appointed to the Texas Economic Development Corp. Board

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced the appointment of L. Frederick “Rick” Francis, executive chairman of El Paso-based WestStar Bank, to the board of directors of the Texas Economic Development Corp. (TxEDC). TxEDC partners with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism to market Texas domestically and globally as the best state for business. … Read more

Guaranty Bancshares Announces Retirement of Board Member Priefert

On July 25, Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, announced that William D. “Bill” Priefert retired from the board of directors of Guaranty Bancshares Inc. and from the board of Guaranty Bank & Trust effective July 20. He has served as a director of the company for … Read more