Independent Banker Ranks 2021 Top Community Bank Lenders

In July, Independent Banker, the flagship publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), released its “2021 Top Lenders” list. “Our top lenders made the most of one of the toughest years in recent memory through personal connection, ingenuity and dedication to their communities,” ICBA notes in a recent press release. The survey ranks the … Read more

IBC Bank–Brownsville Promotions Announced

IBC Bank-Brownsville recently announced the promotions of key employees in various departments. Richard Eric Abete was promoted to senior vice president in the commercial lending department. He has been with IBC Bank since 2003. Abete received his BBA degree from the University of Texas–Brownsville. His community involvement includes serving as first vice chairman of the … Read more

IBC Bank–McAllen Promotes Gonzalez, Ibarra, Sandoval and Villalobos

IBC Bank–McAllen recently announced promotions in various departments within the financial institution. Janet Gonzalez was promoted to vice president and area sales manager in the retail banking department. She has been with IBC Bank since 2005. Gonzalez received a BA degree in economics from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo León. Her community involvement includes serving … Read more

Duran, Cobo and Palafox Promoted at IBC Bank in Eagle Pass

IBC Bank–Eagle Pass recently announced the promotions of three bank associates in various departments. Rosalba Duran has been promoted to bank officer in the retail division. She has 24 years of banking experience, 15 of those years with IBC Bank. One of her favorite pastimes is working with community nonprofit organizations as a member of … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Announces Spring Promotions

Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust recently announced promotions across a number of its banking office locations. Christian Cole has been promoted to banking officer/portfolio manager in the lending division of Texas Bank and Trust’s Van location. He joined the bank in 2020 as a credit analyst. In addition to his experience in the financial services … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Announces Senior-Level Leadership Promotions in Dallas, Austin and Lubbock

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently announced a series of senior-level leadership promotions across its Dallas, Austin and Lubbock markets. John Owens has transitioned from West Texas region chairman to chairman emeritus. He co-founded PlainsCapital Bank in 1988 and has more than four decades of banking experience in the Lubbock area. He received a BBA degree and … Read more

Pecorino Hired as Senior Vice President/Commercial Lending at AccessBank Texas

Frank Pecorino recently joined Denton-based AccessBank Texas as senior vice president/commercial lending. He brings more than 20 years of banking experience to the team. Pecorino joins AccessBank Texas from Pioneer Bank, where he served as the market leader for Dallas/Fort Worth for the past six years. Pecorino began his banking career in 1998 as a teller at … Read more

IBC Bank Promotes Valdez to Bank Officer

On March 2, Laredo-based IBC Bank announced the promotion of Ernesto Valdez, commercial portfolio manager, to bank officer. As a bank officer in the commercial lending department, he will be responsible for maintaining a client loan portfolio of more than 300 accounts, as well as obtaining new loans. He will also be one of the … Read more

Affiliated Bank Promotes Burleson to Director of Commercial Banking

Josh Burleson

Arlington-based Affiliated Bank recently promoted Josh Burleson to director of commercial banking. He will oversee commercial lending and SBA, and will remain involved in the strategy and growth of credit products and treasury management services. Burleson joined Affiliated Bank in 2018 and has 15 years of commercial and corporate banking experience. Burleson earned his MBA … Read more