After Decades of Service, Payne and Cowell Retire from Guaranty Bank & Trust

Two esteemed banking executives retired this spring from Mt. Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust. Clifton A. “Cappy” Payne has retired after 40 years with Guaranty Bank & Trust. He joined the bank in 1984, became controller in 1988 and was elected to the board of directors of both the bank and the holding company in … Read more

Texas First Bank Names Doyle Chief Financial Officer

Texas City-based Texas First Bank recently announced that Ryan C. Doyle has been named chief financial officer and advisory director. He succeeds Timothy R. O’Brien, who, after eight years as CFO, is stepping back into a consultant role until his retirement in 2025. Doyle has also been appointed chief financial officer of Texas Independent Bancshares, … Read more

First National Bank of Bastrop Hires Dillon as Chief Financial Officer

First National Bank of Bastrop recently hired Kristina Nocella Dillon, CPA to serve as chief financial officer. She joins the bank with a strong background in financial management and more than 25 years of working with and for community banks. Prior to joining First National Bank, Dillon led and trained audit teams throughout her career … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank Hires Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has hired Brian Johnson to serve as chief financial officer, reporting directly to Greg Massey, chairman and CEO. Johnson will lead accounting, corporate finance and financial planning and analysis across the enterprise. Johnson previously served as chief financial officer, head of corporate finance and global treasurer and head of corporate financial … Read more

TIB Announces Officer Promotions at Year’s End, Names Velekei Chief Financial Officer

On December 15, Farmers Branch-based TIB NA announced several officer promotions at its monthly board meeting, including a new executive vice president. Dawn Velekei was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. She has more than 30 years of experience in banking. She launched her career as an account services specialist at a … Read more

Chadli Retiring as Chief Financial Officer from Texas Department of Banking

Sami Chadli, chief financial officer for the Texas Department of Banking for the past 11 years, has announced that he will retire on December 31, 2023. “We would like to congratulate Sami for decades of service to the State of Texas and his commitment and loyalty to the citizens of Texas and the Department of … Read more

Guaranty Bank & Trust’s Payne to Retire After 40-Year Career

On October 23, Addison-based Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, announced that Clifton A. “Cappy” Payne, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, plans to retire March 31, 2024, after 40 years with the company and 35 years as its principal accounting officer. He will … Read more

Interstate Bank Promotes Adams and Berg

Perryton-based Interstate Bank announced that Aida Adams has been promoted to senior vice president/commercial lending and loan administration, and Blair Berg has been promoted to senior vice president/chief financial officer. “Aida has continued to perform at a high level since joining the bank four-and-a-half years ago,” says Danny Skarda, chairman and CEO. “She has generated and … Read more

First Foundation Inc. Appoints Britton Chief Financial Officer

Dallas-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two subsidiaries, Irving, California-based First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, has appointed James Britton executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 14. Reporting to Scott F. Kavanaugh, president and CEO, Britton will lead the financial operations teams for First Foundation and its subsidiaries. … Read more

Anderson Joins Susser Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Julie Anderson has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer at Arlington-based Susser Bank, effective April 3. She will report to Sam L. Susser, chairman and CEO. Her duties will include operational oversight of, and interaction with, many Susser Bank departments, including accounting, finance, risk management, technology and information security, legal and human … Read more