Citizens National Bank at Brownwood Promotes Johnson to CEO, Hair to Executive Vice President

Citizens National Bank at Brownwood announced that J.D. Johnson, currently serving as president, has been named chief executive officer. He will continue in his role as president as well. The announcement was made by Calvin Fryar, chairman of the board. Johnson brings more than 15 years of commercial banking experience across several markets in Central … 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

Michael Named President and CEO of First Texas Bank Georgetown

The board of directors of First Texas Bank Georgetown has announced the hiring of Alexis Michael as president and chief executive officer. She comes to the bank with more than 20 years of community banking experience, serving the past 19 years in the Central Texas market. Throughout her career, Michael has received recognition for her … Read more

Gulf Capital Bank Appoints Bridgwater Chief Executive Officer

On September 11, Houston-based Gulf Capital Bank announced that Downey Bridgwater has joined the bank as chief executive officer. He succeeds Ed Jones, who will remain executive chairman and chief development officer. Bridgwater joins Gulf Capital Bank with more than 43 years in the banking industry. He began his banking career with Allied Bank in … Read more

Classic Bank Appoints Minor CEO and Chairman of the Board

The board of directors of Cameron-based Classic Bank NA has appointed John D. Minor chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He previously served as president and chief lending officer. Minor is a third-generation banker with more than 30 years of banking experience in Central Texas. Prior to joining Classic Bank, he was senior vice … 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

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

Faulconer Retires as Legend Bank CEO, Bearden Appointed President and CEO and Brown Named East Regional President

On February 23, Bowie-based Legend Bank announced the appointment of Jay Bearden as president and CEO following the retirement of CEO Mickey Faulconer after 18 years of leadership at the bank. Faulconer will remain on the Legend Bank board of directors. “On behalf of the board of directors, the executive management team and all the … Read more

Fernandez Named President and CEO of Texas National Bank; Johnson to Remain Board Chair

The board of directors of Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank announced changes in the bank’s executive management following its December meeting. Mike Fernandez was named president and chief executive officer of the bank effective December 31, 2021. Former CEO Bill Johnson is moving to the bank’s holding company, Mesa Financial Corp. Johnson will remain board chairman … Read more