Texas Regional Bank Strengthens Trust and Wealth Management Division with Four Strategic Hires

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has announced four strategic hires to strengthen its trust and wealth management division. The team will operate from the bank’s Houston region. Joshua Flores has joined Texas Regional Bank as chief fiduciary officer. With a decade of experience in trust and estate litigation, he brings a wealth of expertise in fiduciary … 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

Victory Bank Opens for Business in Lubbock

On October 16, Lubbock-based Victory Bank opened its doors for business following the successful acquisition of Security State Bank of Winters by Victory Financial Corp., the new bank’s holding company. Victory Bank’s headquarters are located at 4710 4th St. in Lubbock. The company is led by former Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope, executive chair; C. Brett … Read more

Pascar Promoted to Chief Operating Officer at R Bank

Round Rock-based R Bank has promoted Jennifer Pascar to senior vice president and chief operating officer. She previously served as senior operations officer. Pascar has been with R Bank for the past 13-and-a-half years. Prior to joining R Bank, she was a senior personal banker with Frost Bank. She launched her community banking career in … Read more

The First National Bank of Ballinger Appoints Williams to Board, Announces Promotions

The First National Bank of Ballinger recently appointed Reed Williams to its board of directors. He has served in the banking industry for nearly 15 years. In addition to his recent appointment, Williams serves as president and CEO of Brady National Bank and is a member of that bank’s board. Williams also sits on the … Read more

Third Coast Bancshares Names Deckert Chief Operating Officer, Announces Additional Promotions

On February 16, the board of directors of Third Coast Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Humble-based Third Coast Bank SSB, appointed Michael Deckert executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company. He has served as chief operating officer of Third Coast Bank since January 2022. Prior to joining the Third Coast Bank, Deckert … Read more

Upon Retirement, Martin Reflects on Frontier Bank of Texas’ Path to Success

In 2006, Elaine Martin was working for the Elgin Bank of Texas when five Central Texas entrepreneurial partners approached her about writing a charter for a new bank. “I’ve worked with and around banks most of my life,” Martin recalls thinking. “How hard can it be?” Over the ensuing months, the answer to that question … Read more

First Foundation Inc. Announces Senior Leadership Appointments

On December 6, Dallas-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two subsidiaries, First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, announced that Christopher M. Naghibi, who has served as executive vice president/chief credit officer of the bank since 2014, has been named executive vice president/chief operating officer, effective immediately. Additionally, Hugo Nuño, who has … Read more

Amegy Bank Promotes Maben to Chief Operating Officer

Houston-based Amegy Bank named Diane Maben chief operating officer in June. She was promoted to this newly created position after serving as Amegy Bank’s executive vice president and manager of administrative services. She will continue to provide direction to the operational functions of the bank and partner with the chief executive officer and president on … Read more

Triumph Bancorp Announces Strategic Executive Management Reorganization

On April 19, Dallas-based Triumph Bancorp Inc. announced a strategic executive management reorganization to optimize its organizational structure and align more closely with its future growth priorities. Under the reorganization: Ed Schreyer has been named chief operating officer of Triumph Bancorp and its primary operating subsidiary, TBK Bank SSB; Gail Lehmann has been named chief … Read more