Guaranty Bank & Trust Taps Bourne to Lead Austin Market

Chris Bourne has joined Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust as Austin area chairman. “Chris is the proven leader with the right community bank experience and knowledge to continue building the strong Guaranty brand we have established since expanding to Austin in 2017,” says Travis Brown, senior executive vice president. Prior to joining Guaranty Bank & … Read more

Johnson and Hensley Lead Bank of Texas’ Expansion into San Antonio Market

This summer, Fort Worth-based Bank of Texas (a subsidiary of BOK Financial) expanded its operations into the San Antonio market, the first outside of the bank’s established operations in Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston. Longtime San Antonio banker Mark M. Johnson serves as chairman of the market. He started his banking career with Texas Commerce … Read more

In Memoriam: Marshall Bookman Peters

Marshall Bookman Peters, former chairman and CEO of First City Bank of Bryan and Texas Bankers Hall of Fame inductee, passed away peacefully on July 2 at the age of 89. He was raised in Navasota and, at the age of 11, his family moved to Bryan. After earning a BBA degree from the University … Read more

Craft Celebrates 50 Golden Years at Jacksboro National Bank

Jerry Craft, chairman of the board at Jacksboro National Bank, celebrates a career milestone this year: 50 years as a Texas community banker. His service has not gone unnoticed. “As old as I am, I better have done something in my life,” Craft told North Texas Farm & Ranch magazine in 2014. He certainly has … Read more

Falk and Aguirre Reappointed to Leadership Roles on Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Board

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has re-appointed Thomas J. Falk of Dallas as chair and Claudia Aguirre of Houston as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors for 2023. Falk joined the Dallas Fed board in 2019 and was appointed chair in 2022. He is the retired chairman and … 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

Dominion Bank’s Charles Angel Passes Away

Charles Allen Angel Jr., 87, passed away on October 23 at his home in Dallas. A lifelong banker, he served in executive positions at numerous Texas banks for decades. He will always be remembered as the original Charlie Angel as he often reminded folks that he was here before there was a Charlie’s Angels TV … 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

Texas Bankers Association Elects 2022–23 Board of Directors

The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) has announced its board of directors for the 2022–23 fiscal year. Leading the board will be Chairman A. Ford Sasser III with Rio Bank in McAllen; Vice Chair David W. Osborn with WestStar Bank in El Paso; and Treasurer Jan Mills with First National Bank of Winnsboro. The officers’ terms … 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