Independent Bank Group Appoints Hobbs President and Chief Operating Officer

On September 14, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc., the parent company of Independent Bank, announced changes to its executive leadership with the appointment of Michael Hobbs as president and chief operating officer. David R. Brooks will remain chairman and CEO and continue to serve as the company’s and bank’s principal executive officer, but he will … Read more

American National Bank & Trust Names Korbuly Chief Financial Officer, Promotes Andrews to Chief Operating Officer

Wichita Falls-based American National Bank & Trust recently made two key executive leadership appointments. Craig Korbuly, whose career in finance spans more than 35 years, has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer. A Richardson native who grew up in Tarrant County, he manages the bank’s financial decisions, reporting and regulatory compliance efforts. … Read more

American National Bank & Trust Promotes Andrews to Chief Operating Officer

Blake Andrews, Wichita Falls market president at American National Bank & Trust, has been promoted to chief operating officer. Andrews has served at American National Bank & Trust since 1998. Prior to that, he was an audit manager at the accounting firm Mathis, West, Huffines & Co. PC for nine years. He earned his BBA … Read more

Rodriguez Appointed Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking

On August 20, Charles G. Cooper, commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking, announced the appointment of Wendy Rodriguez as the agency’s deputy commissioner. She will oversee all the operational and administrative functions of the department, including strategic initiatives. She will also assist Cooper with governmental interactions, including the Office of the Governor, Texas Legislature … 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

Interstate Bank Announces Retirement of President/Chief Operating Officer Ogden

Perryton-based Interstate Bank recently announced the retirement of president/chief operating officer Joe Ogden, effective June 30. He has served the bank for 41 years and has held the position of president and chief operating officer since 2014. Ogden will remain on the bank’s board of directors, a position he has held since 2010. “We congratulate … Read more

Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. Announces Senior Leadership Role Changes

On April 22, Pine Bluff, Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. announced changes to certain senior leadership roles. The following changes were effective as of April 26. Simmons Bank operates 23 branches in Texas. Bob Fehlman has been named president and chief operating officer of Simmons First National Corp. and Simmons Bank. In these roles, he … Read more

The Baker Group Promotes Phillips to Chief Operating Officer

The Baker Group LP, one of the nation’s largest independently owned securities firms specializing in investment portfolio and interest rate risk management, recently announced the promotion of Kathryn Phillips, CPA, to chief operating officer. She has served for nearly 20 years as chief financial officer for the firm and will maintain that title and role … Read more

Wade Named President of Oklahoma-Based Valliance Bank

The board of directors of Oklahoma City-based Valliance Bank has elected Alicia Wade president and chief operating officer, effective January 1, 2021. She joined Valliance Bank in 2007 and has more than 23 years of banking experience. Wade has overseen bank and branch operations, compliance, cybersecurity, physical security, marketing and information technology. Brad Swickey will … Read more

Lee Tapped as President and COO of Oklahoma-based InterBank

In July, C.K. Lee was appointed president and chief operating officer of Oklahoma City-based InterBank. He will oversee operations and become part of a five-member executive management team. Capital planning, as well as mergers and acquisitions, are also part of Lee’s new responsibilities. Since 2017, he has worked on at least eight whole bank and … Read more