Victory Bank Opens for Business in Lubbock

On October 16, Lubbock-based Victory Bank opened its doors for business following the successful acquisition of Security State Bank of Winters by Victory Financial Corp., the new bank’s holding company. Victory Bank’s headquarters are located at 4710 4th St. in Lubbock. The company is led by former Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope, executive chair; C. Brett … Read more

Piland Joins Western Bank to Head New Mortgage Division

Lubbock-based Western Bank has named Allyn Piland executive vice president and president of the bank’s new mortgage division. She brings 18 years of market expertise to her new role, having served markets across Texas and New Mexico. Piland began her career at PrimeWest Mortgage in the servicing department. In 2005, upon graduating from Texas Tech … Read more

First Financial Bankshares Names Jurado Chief Audit Executive

On September 22, First Financial Bankshares, the financial holding company of Abilene-based First Financial Bank, announced the appointment of Javier Jurado to serve as executive vice president and chief audit executive. He will oversee and execute internal audit planning and reporting, and report directly to the audit committee. Jurado brings more than 19 years of … 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

Beadle, Bearden and Luke Promoted at Texas Bank and Trust

Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust recently announced some executive promotions. Shannon Beadle has been promoted to executive vice president and director of human resources. She has been in the bank’s human resources division since 2010. She is a graduate of the bank’s 2012 Leadership Class and 2017 Corporate University, as well as the Independent Bankers … Read more

Veritex Community Bank Welcomes Armstrong to Lead Correspondent Banking

On August 22, Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank announced that Kathy Armstrong has been hired as executive vice president and correspondent banking director. She is responsible for developing and executing Veritex Bank’s correspondent banking business and providing client consultation and operational guidance to financial institutions in Texas and throughout the U.S. With more than 32 years of … Read more

Steelman to Lead New Community Engagement Initiative at Austin Bank, French to Direct Marketing Efforts

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced that Patty Steelman has assumed the new position of community engagement officer and Rachel French has been named senior vice president and marketing director. Steelman, executive vice president, joined Austin Bank in 1999 as the bank’s first director of marketing and has … Read more

Munn Hired as Chief Credit Officer at Citizens State Bank

Woodville-based Citizens State Bank has hired David Munn to serve as executive vice president and chief credit officer. Munn is a Houston-based career banker with 39 years of professional experience. Upon graduating from college, he was hired as an examiner with the Texas Department of Banking. After 28 years of state service, he retired from … Read more

First Foundation Inc. Appoints Britton Chief Financial Officer

Dallas-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two subsidiaries, Irving, California-based First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, has appointed James Britton executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective August 14. Reporting to Scott F. Kavanaugh, president and CEO, Britton will lead the financial operations teams for First Foundation and its subsidiaries. … Read more

Cadence Bank Welcomes Moore as Chief Diversity Officer

Houston- and Tupelo, Mississippi-based Cadence Bank has announced the appointment of Jerrell Moore as executive vice president and chief diversity officer. Moore joins the company from Google, for which he held multiple roles in human resources. Most recently, he helped lead the execution and delivery of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategy for Google Cloud. … Read more