Texas Bank and Trust Announces Promotions at Numerous Locations

A number of promotions were announced at Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust’s employee awards dinner held on March 21 in Longview. Allison Benton has been promoted to vice president and enterprise project manager. She joined the bank’s accounting department in 2007 and later transferred to the trust department as a retirement plan analyst, and then … Read more

Houston’s Central Bank Welcomes Neuhaus and Rajabi to Commercial Banking Team

Houston-based Central Bank recently announced the hiring of two seasoned bankers to serve on the commercial banking team as senior vice presidents. Will Neuhaus has joined Central Bank as senior vice president/commercial banking. He has focused his financial services career on treasury management, as well as commercial/industrial and not-for-profit lending. Neuhaus’ previous experience includes role … Read more

Carter Joins Southside Bank’s Commercial Lending Team in Dallas

Tyler-based Southside Bank has hired Brandon Carter as the newest member of its commercial lending team in Dallas. He is an experienced relationship manager with a proven track record of producing middle-market commercial real estate loans to first-tier owners, developers and equity sponsors. He was a top producer during his tenure at another regional bank … Read more

Western Bank Announces Eight Promotions

On January 9, Dan Odom, president and CEO of Lubbock-based Western Bank, announced that eight team members have received promotions in the new year. John Weddige has been promoted to senior vice president/Lubbock president. Prior to the promotion, he was senior vice president/commercial lender. Melinda Rechkemmer is now senior vice president/loan operations director. Jared Bailey … Read more

VeraBank Taps Carney for Commercial Lending in Temple and Baker for Business Banking in Longview

Henderson-based VeraBank recently announced two new hires for its banking offices in Temple and Longview. Patrick Carney has joined the bank as vice president/commercial lending at the Temple branch. He previously served at BancorpSouth Bank for seven years, three as a commercial lender. He chose VeraBank because of its atmosphere and inviting environment. “Patrick has … Read more

VeraBank Welcomes New Associates in Georgetown, Conroe, Leander and Austin

On November 7, Henderson-based VeraBank announced the hiring of new bankers for three of its Central Texas locations. VeraBank has hired Kevin Kelly to serve as the Georgetown market president. He has worked as a community banker in the Georgetown market for nearly 20 years. Before that, he served the Austin market for almost 20 … Read more

Colley Joins Southside Bank as Executive Vice President in Austin

Charles Colley has joined the Austin commercial lending team at Tyler-based Southside Bank as executive vice president/commercial lending. He has worked in the banking industry in Austin for 28 years. He is active within the Austin community, including membership in the Real Estate Council of Austin, serving as a 10-year board member, past president and … Read more

SouthStar Bank Promotes Garza to Branch Executive in Georgetown

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank recently announced that it has promoted Jesica Garza to vice president of lending/branch executive at the Georgetown branch. She has been with SouthStar Bank for three years as a portfolio lender, specializing in land and construction financing. She has multiple years of prior experience in mortgage lending. As a certified mortgage planning … Read more

Yoakum National Bank Hires Rochelle in West Houston Lender, Promotes Griffith in Odessa

Yoakum-based Yoakum National Bank has announced the hiring of a new lender for its West Houston loan production office, as well as the promotion of a lender in Odessa. Graydon Rochelle has been hired as vice president/commercial lending for the bank’s LPO in West Houston, responsible for generating and supporting both individual and commercial relationships … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank’s Fort Worth Commercial Lending Group Welcomes Petrilla

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank announced that Amy Petrilla has joined its Fort Worth commercial lending group as executive vice president at the bank’s Fort Worth/Camp Bowie location. She has spent almost the entirety of her more than 33 years of banking serving the Fort Worth market with an extensive background in credit and almost 20 years … Read more