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

Amegy Bank Promotes Garza and Higtower to Executive Vice Presidents

Natalie Garza and Ryan Hightower have both been promoted to executive vice president at Houston-based Amegy Bank. In their respective roles, they will provide executive leadership and continue their efforts in the commercial lending group. Having joined Amegy Bank after completing the company’s credit training program, both have more than 30 years of combined commercial … Read more

First State Bank Abilene Welcomes Donathan, Curry and Duncan

First State Bank Abilene recently added new officers to the senior management team. The announcement was made by Stan Pinkham, CEO. Lance Donathan has joined the bank as president and a member of the board of directors. He is a veteran West Texas banker, having served most recently as president of American Momentum Bank in … Read more

Lane and Jamison Promoted in North Texas at Oklahoma-based First United Bank

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank recently announced two executive promotions in North Texas. Ted Lane has been promoted to director of treasury management services. A certified treasury professional, Lane joined First United in 2021 with more than 28 years of financial experience specializing in business development, commercial banking and merchant services. He has played a … Read more