First Texas National Bank Promotes Three, Including Farris to CEO

Tom Farris, chairman of Floydada-based First Texas National Bank, has announced the following promotions. T.K. Farris has been named chief executive officer of the bank. A graduate of Texas Christian University and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, Farris has been with First Texas National Bank since 2017. His experience is … Read more

SouthWest Bank Announces Leadership Succession Plan

On December 20, Odessa-based SouthWest Bank announced that Dewey Bryant, chief executive officer, will assume the role of CEO emeritus effective January 1, 2023. In this role, he will continue to serve on the SouthWest Bank board of directors and help execute a seamless leadership transition for the bank. The SouthWest Bank board has elected … Read more

Former Texas Capital Bank Executive Hall Named Austin Chamber of Commerce Interim CEO

On December 1, the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce announced that Kerry Hall will serve as interim president and CEO beginning on January 3, 2023. She is taking over for Laura Huffman, who is leaving the organization on December 31, 2022. Hall has more than 35 years of experience in banking in Austin and recently … Read more

In Memoriam: Prosperity Bancshares’ Ervan Eugene Zouzalik

Longtime Texas banker and distinguished retired military leader Col. Ervan Zouzalik passed away peacefully on November 4 in Flatonia. He was 86. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army for 24 years before launching a successful banking career in the 1980s. In 1960, Zouzalik graduated from Texas A&M University as part of the … Read more

Guest Retiring at Year’s End as CEO from Citizens National Bank at Brownwood

John P. Guest, CEO of Citizens National Bank at Brownwood, announced that he is retiring at the end of the year after 40 years of service in the Texas community banking industry. He will continue to serve on the bank’s board of directors. A native of Abilene, Guest moved to Brownwood in 1979 and worked … Read more

Wade Named Bank of Texas CEO as Bagwell Transitions to New Role

Mark Wade has been named chief executive officer of Bank of Texas, a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Corp., as of January 1, 2023. He will assume the role as longtime CEO Norm Bagwell transitions into a new part-time role after leading the Texas bank for more than 15 years. “Norm Bagwell has been … Read more

Citizens Bank’s York to Retire After 18 Years as CEO in Kilgore

After 18 years at Kilgore-based Citizens Bank and 50 years in the banking industry, CEO Sammy York will retire at the end of June. A native of Corsicana, York graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS degree in agricultural economics in 1974. He is also a 1981 graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of … Read more

Logan Named President and CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

On May 11, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced the appointment of Lorie K. Logan as president and chief executive officer. She will represent the 11th Federal Reserve District on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) in the formulation of U.S. monetary policy and will lead the 1,200 employees of the Dallas Fed. She … Read more

De Leon Named President, Littlewood Promoted to Chair at TFNB

On April 5, McGregor-based TFNB and Mike Beard, chair of the bank’s holding company, announced the promotions of two longtime executive officers. Christy De Leon—currently executive vice president and chief financial officer—has been named president and CFO, and David Littlewood—currently president and CEO—was promoted to chair and CEO. These positions are held at both the … Read more

Anderson to Lead First National Bank of Bastrop Upon Sharp’s Retirement

Reid Sharp, the longtime president and CEO of First National Bank of Bastrop, is retiring next February and will be succeeded by the bank’s chief financial officer, Chase Anderson. The bank’s board of directors unanimously voted to promote Anderson to the role of president, effective April 4, 2022, with Sharp continuing in the role of … Read more