Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Hires Gumbert for Commercial Lending in Fort Worth

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank has tapped Lexi Gumbert to serve as a Fort Worth commercial lender and vice president. She brings a diverse lending background to her new position. Prior to joining Valliance Bank, Gumbert served in commercial lending and credit analyst roles. “Lexi is one of the bright young stars in the Tarrant … Read more

McElrath Joins the R Bank Team for Community Development and Commercial Lending

Round Rock-based R Bank has hired Charles McElrath to serve as senior vice president, community development director and commercial lender. His primary focus will be on promoting the bank’s small-business lending products and programs while also facilitating community development initiatives. Prior to joining R Bank, McElrath was vice president and regional director for commercial lending … Read more

Austin Bank Welcomes Four New Lenders

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the addition of four lenders. Lori Danielson was elected assistant vice president and relationship manager in Longview. She brings 11 years of business development, sales and management experience, most recently serving as area vice president of business development for Gentiva Health Services. She was owner … Read more

Texas Republic Bank Welcomes Four New Hires

Frisco-based Texas Republic Bank NA recently announced four new hires. Kevin Loudermilk has been hired to serve as senior vice president/compliance/BSA/security. He has more than 20 years of banking experience across—from the mail room as a temp in high school to frontline retail to back-office internal auditing and compliance. Loudermilk earned a BS degree in … Read more

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