Williston Elected Chair of the Council of Community Banking Associations

In early October, Christopher Williston, president and CEO of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, was elected to serve as chairman of the Council of Community Banking Associations (CCBA). CCBA is comprised of the leaders of independent community banking associations around the country, and is exclusively affiliated with the Independent Community Bankers of America. The … Read more

Commissioner Cooper Named to FFIEC State Liaison Committee, Elected Chairman  

On May 1, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) announced the selection of Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper to its State Liaison Committee (SLC) for a two-year term. The SLC also announced that Cooper has been elected chair of the committee for a one-year term. Cooper has served as Texas’ banking commissioner since … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston Branch Elects Leaders for 2023

The board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ Houston branch has elected Ruth Simmons chair and Cynthia Colbert chair pro tem for 2023. Simmons joined the Houston branch board in 2020. She is president of Prairie View A&M University. Previously, she was president and professor of comparative literature and Africana studies at … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ El Paso Board Elects Leaders for 2023

The board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ El Paso branch has elected Sally Hurt-Deitch chair and Tracy Yellen chair pro tem for 2023. Hurt-Deitch joined the El Paso branch board in 2018. She is the executive vice president of nursing and operations infrastructure for Ascension. She also has served at Tenet Healthcare … Read more

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

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

The National Bank of Texas Names Parker Chair of Horizon Bankshares

Wade Donnell, CEO of The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth, recently announced that Steve Parker has been elected chair of Horizon Bankshares Inc., the bank’s holding company. Parker joined bank in 2010 as a senior vice president and was elected director of the executive committee. He served as president of the Azle location when it … Read more

Armstrong Reappointed Chair of Dallas Fed Board, Falk Reappointed Deputy Chair

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has reappointed Greg L. Armstrong as chair and Thomas J. Falk as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors for 2021. Armstrong is co-founder and retired chairman and CEO of Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP. He joined the Dallas Fed board in 2015 and … Read more