Susser Bank Appoints Grove Corpus Christi Market Executive 

Arlington-based Susser Bank has appointed Jennifer Grove as its new Corpus Christi market executive. Grove is a seasoned banking professional with two decades of experience. She previously served as vice president of private banking at Frost Bank in Corpus Christi. During her tenure, she built and managed client relationships within the high-net-worth market, overseeing deposits, … Read more

Espinosa Appointed to Lead American Bank’s Community Development Team

Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced that it has promoted Monique Espinosa to community development manager. In this newly created position, she will lead the bank’s community development team and be responsible for engaging with current and prospective clients throughout the bank’s South and Central Texas markets. She’ll also have responsibility for strategic initiatives related to … Read more

American Bank Hires Morgan as Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking in Austin

Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced that Jon Morgan has joined its Austin team as senior vice president of commercial banking. He will office at the bank’s Austin-Westlake location. Making the announcement was John Greenwood, Austin market president. Morgan joins American Bank after spending the past 28 years serving the banking needs of clients throughout the … Read more

Fernandez Joins American Bank’s Commercial Lending Houston Team

Corpus Christi-based American Bank has hired Kyle Fernandez to join its Houston team as a commercial lending officer. He will office at the bank’s 3737 Buffalo Speedway location. Making the announcement was Charlie Phillips, Houston market president. Fernandez joins American Bank after spending the past 18 months as an investment analyst for Pin Oak Investment Advisors … Read more

American Bank Adds Private Banking Team to San Antonio Market

Corpus Christi-based American Bank recently added a four-person private banking team to its growing San Antonio presence. The new team—Jerry Daniel, Jeff Hawthorn, Anthony Perez and Diana Cervantes—will office out of American Bank’s San Antonio branch at 12800 San Pedro Ave. They will report to Byron Bexley, vice chairman for San Antonio. “This team of … Read more

Tinnell Appointed Chief of Staff at American Bank

Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced the recent appointment of Suzelle Tinnell as chief of staff. Making the announcement was Stephen C. Raffaele, president and CEO. Tinnell joined American Bank in 2012 as manager of the bank’s project management office. She later transitioned to chief deposit services officer and eventually to director of enterprise planning and … Read more

Retirements at Frost Bank Lead to New Promotions at Headquarters and in Corpus Christi

On September 26, San Antonio-based Frost Bank announced retirements and promotions that will lead to leadership changes at the bank’s corporate headquarters and in the Corpus Christi region. Lee Doughtie, an executive vice president who has served as director of business banking, plans to retire in March 2024. He began his banking career in 1980 … Read more

Tatum Joins American Bank’s San Antonio Team as Senior Relationship Manager

Corpus Christi-based American Bank has hired Rick Tatum to serve as senior relationship manager in San Antonio. He will office at the bank’s Concord Plaza branch. Making the announcement was Byron Bexley, vice chairman for American Bank’s San Antonio market. Tatum joins American Bank with nearly 40 years of banking experience, most recently serving as … Read more

American Bank Adds Business Leader Miller to Houston Regional Board

Native Houstonian and local business leader Paula Ann Miller was recently appointed to Corpus Christi-based American Bank’s Houston regional board of directors. She is founder, president and CEO of P.A. Miller Consulting Inc., a full-service accounting and consulting firm. Miller is the eighth local business leader to join the Houston regional board. “Her depth of … Read more

Kleberg Bank’s Henkel Celebrates 50 Years of Texas Community Banking

The board of directors of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently presented Joe Henkel, vice chairman of the board of Kingsville-based Kleberg Bank, with an IBAT board resolution recognizing more than 50 years of service as a True Texas Community Banker. Henkel started his career at Kleberg Bank in 1970 while a student … Read more