American Momentum Bank Hires Simmons to Expand Commercial Lending Division

College Station-based American Momentum Bank has hired Collin Simmons to serve as vice president/commercial relationship manager. He will serve clients in the bank’s Midland/Odessa market. Simmons is an Odessa native who has worked in the banking industry since 2021. Prior to joining American Momentum Bank, he served as a credit analyst for Lone Star State … Read more

Southside Bank Welcomes Holt for Commercial Lending in Fort Worth

Justin Holt has joined Tyler-based Southside Bank to serve as senior vice president/commercial lending in Fort Worth. The hiring was announced by Mark Drennan, North Texas regional president. Holt has an extensive career in lending, with a strong emphasis on building commercial/industrial and real estate relationships. He received a bachelor’s degree from Reed College. “We are … Read more

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