FirstBank Southwest Announces Six New Hires

In May, Amarillo-based FirstBank Southwest announced three new hires at the downtown Amarillo office and one at the bank’s Perryton location, as well as two new employees for the bank’s wealth management division. Kevin Hunt has been hired to serve as senior vice president/commercial lender in Perryton. He brings 24 years of experience in all … Read more

Community National Bank Announces Spring 2023 Promotions

Midland-based Community National Bank recently announced numerous promotions: Amalia Velasquez has been promoted to senior vice president/controller. Julio Cortez has been promoted to vice president/ customer experience. Leslie Mariscal has been promoted to vice president/training coordinator. Shea Ferland has been promoted to vice president/human resource manager. Janie Murillo has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch … Read more

Southside Bank Taps Castrejana for Commercial Lending in Austin

Natalen Nicole Castrejana has been hired as vice president/commercial lender at Tyler-based Southside Bank in Austin. Prior to joining Southside Bank, she was director of portfolio optimization at Cypress Real Estate Advisors and, prior to that, served for six years in commercial real estate financing at Amegy Bank of Texas in Houston. Castrejana received her … Read more

Cox Joins FirstBank & Trust as Vice President and Commercial Lender

On March 6, Greg Garland, president and CEO of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Ty Cox as vice president and commercial lender. Cox will office at the Amarillo banking center located at 5701 Time Square Blvd. “Ty brings a wealth of knowledge in the financial services industry and local expertise to … Read more

Mahard Joins Texas Bank and Trust as Commercial Lender in Frisco

Kaitlin Mahard has joined the staff of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust as senior vice president and commercial lender in the bank’s Frisco location. She has been a commercial lender in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for 15 years. Mahard holds a BS degree in business administration and marketing from Texas A&M University and is a … Read more

Legend Bank Announces New Tarrant County Lending Team

On January 13, Bowie-based Legend Bank announced its new Tarrant County lending team comprised of four commercial lenders and four loan operations and support personnel. They will serve North Richland Hills and surrounding areas. The new team includes Mike Monroe, Lee Herron, Mark Piland and Ryan Sanford, with support from operational staff members Kerri Berkley, Dale Williams, … Read more

FirstBank & Trust Hires Little as Market Leader In Tahoka

Greg Garland, president and CEO of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Dawn Little as vice president/commercial lender. Little will lead the team at FirstBank & Trust in the Tahoka market. She will office at the branch at 1910 Lockwood Street. Born and raised in West Texas, Little began her career in … Read more

SouthWest Bank Taps Banda for Commercial Lending in Odessa

Odessa-based SouthWest Bank has appointed Kaylie Banda vice president/commercial lender. She is based out of the bank’s Eighth St. branch in downtown Odessa. Banda joins SouthWest Bank from Frost Bank where she was a commercial loan officer. With seven years of experience in the banking industry, she began her career as an analyst and underwent … Read more

Sparks, Jordan, Anders and Knox Promoted at Guaranty Bank & Trust

Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust recently announced four promotions: Renee Sparks has been promoted to senior paralegal. She joined the bank in 1997. According to a bank press release, “While she has been functioning at the senior paralegal level for some time now—fielding increasingly complex legal-related questions in her unruffled way—it is great to … Read more

Coaxum Honored by the American Bankers Association with Inaugural Emerging Leader Award

Ryan Coaxum, vice president/commercial lender at Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust, was honored by the American Bankers Association as a recipient of its inaugural “ABA Emerging Leader Award.” This new award recognizes the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to both their industry and … Read more