First Liberty Bank Elects Property Management Business Leader to Board

Jim Bob Evans, a vice president at Lincoln Property Co. in Devers, has been elected to the Liberty-based First Liberty Bank board of directors. “Jim Bob Evans will add experience in the financing of large commercial real estate projects to the boardroom and a philosophy of local community involvement,” says Charles McGuire, chairman. Evans has … Read more

Petty, Peoples Bank Seminole Market President, Appointed to Bank’s Board

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced that Kevin Petty, Seminole market president, has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Petty was instrumental in launching the Seminole branch and has led the team there since its opening in 2019. A Dimmitt native, Petty earned a bachelor’s degree in ag economics … Read more

Calhoun, Former University of Texas–Tyler President, Elected to Southside Bancshares Board

On May 15, Southside Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Tyler-based Southside Bank, announced the election of Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun to the company’s board of directors. He was also appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Calhoun has served a combined 22 years as the president of the University of Texas–Tyler and the University … Read more

Moody Bank Welcomes Two New Members to its Board of Directors

On April 18, Galveston-based Moody Bank announced two appointments to its board of directors. As the president of Island Famous Inc., Dennis Byrd oversees the operations of a thriving hospitality company with its roots tracing back to The Spot. Under his leadership, Island Famous has established a notable presence in Galveston, League City and Houston, … Read more

Plains Bancorp Appoints Entrepreneur McNeese to First United Bank Board

Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Dimmitt-based First United Bank, announced the expansion of its board with the appointment of Keith McNeese as an advisory director. McNeese, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, brings a wealth of experience in real estate investments. He currently has ownership of a diverse portfolio of businesses in Lubbock, … Read more

After Decades of Service, Payne and Cowell Retire from Guaranty Bank & Trust

Two esteemed banking executives retired this spring from Mt. Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust. Clifton A. “Cappy” Payne has retired after 40 years with Guaranty Bank & Trust. He joined the bank in 1984, became controller in 1988 and was elected to the board of directors of both the bank and the holding company in … Read more

Clark Reunites with Proven Team as CEO of Worthington Bank’s Denton Location

Tony Clark has been tapped to serve as CEO of Arlington-based Worthington Bank’s newest location in Denton, which opened last August. He will also serve on the bank’s board of directors. His addition to the Denton team cements a reunion as he rejoins a group he has worked with for 30 years and counting. “It … Read more

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