First Financial Bank Names Parker Chief Compliance Officer

The board of directors of Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA has elected Mike Parker executive vice president and chief compliance officer. He brings more than 15 years of compliance experience to First Financial Bank, including his most recent post as director of compliance governance with USAA Federal Savings Bank. The announcement was made by Randy … Read more

Vantage Bank Names Mounce Houston Market Co-President

Tray Mounce, a longtime Houston banking executive, has been named executive vice president at San Antonio-based Vantage Bank. His hiring comes as the Texas-based bank launches its expansion into the Houston market. Mounce will serve as co-president of the Houston market alongside recently hired Cody Canno, also an executive vice president. Mounce has more than … Read more

WestStar Bank Promotes Rodriguez, Harris and Hernandez to Executive Vice Presidents

On January 23, El Paso-based WestStar Bank announced the executive vice president promotions of Lee Rodriguez, chief human resource officer; Jerry Harris, chief credit officer; and Orlando Hernandez, chief information officer. Rodriguez has served as chief human resource officer with WestStar Bank for almost 20 years. She manages all aspects of human resources, as well … Read more

TexasBank Announces Stewart’s Retirement as Chief Financial Officer, McDonald to Serve as CFO

Carey Stewart, who has served as chief financial officer of Brownwood-based TexasBank for the past 32 years, retired at the end of 2022. Stewart and his wife, Kim, plan to relocate to Lubbock to spend more time as “Boss” and “Lolli” to their four grandchildren. “To say that TexasBank would not be in the position … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Welcomes Smith as Head of Technology, Media and Telecom

Robert Smith has joined Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank as executive vice president/head of technology, media and telecom. He brings nearly 30 years of experience in debt capital formation, public offerings, recapitalizations, international/cross border and strategic advisory assignments to his new role. Prior to joining Texas Capital Bank, Smith served as managing director at PNC Bank … 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

Cadence Bank Hires Durham to Lead Financial Institutions Group 

Tupelo, Mississippi-based Cadence Bank has tapped Brad Durham to serve as executive vice president and managing director of its financial institutions group (FIG), which provides correspondent banking services for financial institution clients. Durham brings more than 45 years of experience in commercial banking and most recently served as a senior vice president and correspondent banker … Read more

Wren Retires from SouthStar Bank After Four Decades in Banking

Curtis Wren, executive vice president and chief credit officer at Moulton-based SouthStar Bank, retired recently after serving for four decades in banking and finance. His retirement was announced by David Kapavik, president and CEO. Wren has been with SouthStar Bank since 2014, overseeing the credit administration group, as well as the administration and maintenance of … Read more

Independent Financial Appoints Strodel Chief Banking Officer

On September 6, Independent Bank Group Inc., the holding company for McKinney-based Independent Financial, announced the appointment of Dan Strodel as executive vice president and chief banking officer. He will be responsible for key revenue-generating lines of business, including commercial, middle-market and specialty banking, treasury solutions, SBA, mortgage and private capital management. “Dan has been … Read more