Wren Retires from SouthStar Bank After Four Decades in Banking

Curtis Wren, executive vice president and chief credit officer at Moulton-based SouthStar Bank, retired recently after serving for four decades in banking and finance. His retirement was announced by David Kapavik, president and CEO. Wren has been with SouthStar Bank since 2014, overseeing the credit administration group, as well as the administration and maintenance of … Read more

The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth Welcomes Hampton and Woodring

The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth has announced two new hires. Robert (Bob) Hampton has joined the bank to serve as executive vice president/chief credit officer. He has been in banking for more than 25 years and previously served as a bank examiner for the Texas Department of Banking for 11 years. Hampton … Read more

Wren Promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer at SouthStar Bank

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank has promoted Curtis Wren to executive vice president/chief credit officer, having previously served as senior vice president/chief credit officer. He is responsible for the credit administration group and administration and maintenance of the bank’s lending, appraisal and evaluation, and environmental policies, as well as the adherence to them in analyzing, underwriting and … Read more

Liberty National Bank Promotes Coleman, Pridemore, Franklin and Graham

Bank chairman Carl T. Cecil has announced four promotions at Paris-based Liberty National Bank approved by the board of directors. “Each one of these individuals has demonstrated the ability and willingness to accept additional responsibilities and provide exceptional customer service,” Cecil says. Chase Coleman has earned the title of chief lending and credit officer. he will … Read more

Lamar National Bank Appoints Pardue to Board, Hires Kiemsteadt and Promotes Burchinal and Wilson

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has appointed Van Pardue to the bank’s board of directors. Pardue, a 45-year community bank veteran, joined Lamar National in August 2019 as president of corporate development. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, he and his wife Ann moved to Texas to lead the expansion of Origin Bank (then Community Trust Bank) into … Read more

In Memoriam: Bank of the West’s Philip Cloud

Philip Paul Cloud, former executive vice president and chief credit officer at Bank of the West in Grapevine, passed away on December 3 after a brief stay at Dallas Methodist Hospital. He was 61. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Texas–Arlington, Cloud followed in the footsteps of his father, Roger … Read more

Farley Named Chief Operations Officer, Floyd Tapped as Chief Credit Officer at Keystone Bank

Susie Farley has been promoted to chief operations officer and Riley Floyd has been promoted to chief credit officer at Austin-based Keystone Bank. Farley is an experienced financial services industry professional with a demonstrated history of cross-department experience. Skilled in consumer loan production operations, fraud management, full-service contact center operations, collections, audit and compliance, she is … Read more

Sonora Bank Appoints Cox Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

On October 7, Sonora-based Sonora Bank announced that James Cox has been named executive vice president and chief credit officer. He will be responsible for driving the bank’s credit culture and overseeing its lending portfolio while guiding risk-appropriate growth. Cox brings more than 30 years of banking and financial services experience—including extensive knowledge of commercial … Read more

The National Bank of Texas Announces Promotions and New Hires

In July, Fort Worth-based The National Bank of Texas announced numerous promotions and new hires. Jason Ballou has been promoted to the Fort Worth market president. He has been with the bank since 2018 and formerly served as credit analyst, loan office and senior credit officer. Ballou has 13 years of banking experience. Sarah Hicks … Read more