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

Texas Heritage Bank Hires Officers Kreuz, Borne and Rehkopf

Jack Griggs, chairman, and Steve Mack, CEO, have announced the appointment of Jim Kreuz to serve as chief lending officer at Boerne-based Texas Heritage Bank. Additional officers recently appointed are Katie Borne, CPA, controller, and Tim Rehkopf, consumer lending officer. Kreuz is a career banking professional who has served in the San Antonio market for … Read more

York and Plunk to Retire from Citizens Bank, Velvin Hired as President and Mills as Chief Lending Officer

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank recently announced the retirement of two of its officers and the hiring of a new president and chief operating officer as well as a new executive vice president and chief lending officer. Sammy York, the bank’s current president and CEO, announced his plan to retire at the end of 2021 after a … Read more

AccessBank Texas Names York Denton Market President

On June 25, Denton-based AccessBank Texas announced the promotion of Duke York to Denton market president. He will spearhead growth in Denton and the surrounding markets. York began his banking career as a credit analyst and advanced quickly into the position of vice president/commercial lending. He has been with AccessBank for the past 12 years in … Read more

First State Bank Announces Three New Board Members

Athens-based First State Bank recently announced several additions to the company’s board of directors. Lisa Kocian has been appointed to the bank’s board, and Cathy Jezek and Lee Tackett will serve as advisory directors. Lisa (Anderson) Kocian, PharmD, RPh, CDE, is co-owner of Gibson Pharmacy in Athens. She and her husband, Bruce, also a pharmacist, … Read more

Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Announces 2021 Promotions

Rusty Hitt, CEO of Corsicana-based Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, has announced the promotion of 10 officers at the bank’s Corsicana, Burleson and Centerville locations.  Steven Nutt was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. He has been with the bank for seven years and holds a BBA degree from Harding … Read more