TIB Announces Officer Promotions at Year’s End, Names Velekei Chief Financial Officer

On December 15, Farmers Branch-based TIB NA announced several officer promotions at its monthly board meeting, including a new executive vice president. Dawn Velekei was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. She has more than 30 years of experience in banking. She launched her career as an account services specialist at a … Read more

Citizens National Bank Announces Promotions of Locke and Cardenas

Calvin Fryar, chairman of the board of directors of Brownwood-based Citizens National Bank, announced two promotions in March. Will Locke has been promoted to assistant vice president, IT officer and IT security officer. While a student, he joined Citizens National Bank in 2014 as a part-time proof operator and in 2017 was promoted to IT … 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

NBT Financial Bank Promotes Samples and Harris, Hires Hagin

Fort Worth-based NBT Financial Bank recently announced two promotions and a new hire. Lacy Samples has been promoted to senior vice president/senior compliance officer. She has been in banking for more than 20 years and with NBT Financial Bank since 2019. Samples holds certifications as a certified regulatory compliance manager, certified community bank risk specialist, … Read more

Candia Joins WestStar Bank Accounting Team as Vice President and Controller

El Paso-based WestStar Bank has announced the hiring of Marcela Candia as vice president and controller. She will oversee financial and regulatory accounting and reporting for WestStar and will work closely with senior management on implementing new accounting pronouncements and special projects. Candia joins WestStar with 17 years of experience working for large publicly traded … Read more

Peoples Bank Caps 2021 with Numerous Promotions

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of the board at Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced the following promotions at the end of 2021. “These promotions reflect the outstanding staff we have at Peoples Bank,” Allen says. “Each one of these individuals goes above and beyond and we are fortunate to have them on our team.” Dawn Ambrose … Read more

Texas Heritage Bank Hires Officers Kreuz, Borne and Rehkopf

Jack Griggs, chairman, and Steve Mack, CEO, have announced the appointment of Jim Kreuz to serve as chief lending officer at Boerne-based Texas Heritage Bank. Additional officers recently appointed are Katie Borne, CPA, controller, and Tim Rehkopf, consumer lending officer. Kreuz is a career banking professional who has served in the San Antonio market for … Read more

Western Heritage Bank Promotes Molina to Controller

Las Cruces, New Mexico-based Western Heritage Bank announced that Shannon Molina has been promoted to controller. She began her banking career in 2003 with First American Bank and joined Western Heritage Bank as a teller shortly thereafter. Molina has held positions in both operations and accounting at the bank over the years. She holds several certifications in … Read more

Yoakum National Bank Promotes Morkovsky to Controller, Baranowski to COO

Yoakum-based Yoakum National Bank recently announced the promotion of two team members. Sandra Morkovsky has been named vice president/controller. Additional duties include bank compliance and audit, and she also serves as the bank’s BSA officer. Morkovsky has worked at Yoakum National Bank since 1998, previously responsible for the bank’s non-traditional deposit office through NFA Wealth … Read more