Pilgrim Bank Announces Key Leadership Developments

At Pittsburg-based Pilgrim Bank’s December 2023 board meeting, Ken Pilgrim, senior chairman, and Lanny Brenner, chairman, along with the board of directors, announced several promotions and appointments. Brad Lowry has been named president and chief lending officer, and appointed to the board as an advisory director. Lowry joined Pilgrim Bank in 2004 as a management … Read more

TrustTexas Bank Names New Chief Operating Officer, Chief Lending Officer and Loan Officer

On January 8, Cuero-based TrustTexas Bank announced recent promotions of three team members within the organization. N. Michael Warzecha has been promoted to executive vice president/chief operating officer. In a press release announcing the promotion, the bank states: “Since joining TrustTexas Bank, Warzecha has contributed to the success of the bank by providing leadership, management … Read more

Hodges Retiring as President and CEO of First National Bank of Granbury, Webb to Take Helm

After 52 years of service, James Hodges, president and CEO of First National Bank of Granbury, is retiring effective January 1, 2024. He will maintain a seat on the board of directors. Mark Webb, executive vice president and chief lending officer since 2015, has been tapped to succeed Hodges as president and CEO. Hodges attended … Read more

Nabors Joins Agility Bank as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

On September 5, Houston-based Agility Bank NA announced that veteran banker Rodney Nabors has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief lending officer. “This is a clear signal that men who support women in securing their financial goals are welcome at Agility, the first minority depository institution established specifically to focus on women,” says … Read more

Legend Bank Appoints Six Members of the Executive Team to Board of Directors

On December 8, Bowie-based Legend Bank announced the appointment of six new members to its board of directors. All are members of the Legend Bank executive team and join Jay Bearden, president and CEO, Todd McMurray, chief financial officer, and Toni Lucky, chief retail officer, on the board. “Their experience with Legend Bank and our … Read more

American Bank Appoints Roher and Promotes Smith to Dallas Executive Team

Dallas-based American Bank recently announced the appointment of William Roher as executive vice president and chief lending officer, and the promotion of Zane Smith to executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective immediately. With more than 30 years of experience as a successful commercial lender in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, Roher will lead the … Read more

First Financial Bank Announces Key Executive Promotions

F. Scott Dueser, chairman, president and CEO of First Financial Bankshares Inc., the parent company of Abilene-based First Financial Bank, announced several key executive promotions in February. J. Kyle McVey has been promoted to executive vice president/chief accounting officer. He joined First Financial Bank in 2011 following two years with KPMG in Jacksonville, Florida. His … Read more

Texas Republic Bank Hires and Promotes in the New Year

David Baty, president and CEO of Frisco-based Texas Republic Bank, has announced recent key hiring and promotions. Thomas (Tom) Heslep has joined Texas Republic Bank as Dallas market president/chief lending officer. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University with a banking career … 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

The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth Hires Duron, Promotes Day

In late November, The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth announced a new hire and a promotion. José I. Duron has joined the bank as executive vice president and chief lending officer. He comes to The National Bank of Texas with more than 27 years of banking experience—20 of those years in commercial lending, … Read more