Simmons Bank Promotes Nay to Texas Metro Division President

Pine Bluff, Arkansas-based Simmons Bank has promoted commercial banking veteran Marty Nay to executive vice president and Texas metro division president. Having served as the bank’s Kansas City market president for the past five years, Nay will take over the responsibilities of leading Simmons Bank operations in the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area. He will oversee … Read more

Nunn Appointed President of Citizens Bank in Amarillo

Sam Nunn, a third-generation banker, has been promoted to president/chief financial officer at Amarillo-based Citizens Bank. Nunn, who has more than 12 years of community banking experience, joined Citizens Bank in 2011 as a senior vice president and most recently served as executive vice president/chief financial officer. Prior to that, he was a correspondent banker … Read more

Arkansas-based Simmons Bank Names DiNicolantonio Head of Consumer and Business Banking

Pine Bluff, Arkansas-based Simmons Bank , which operates 23 locations in Texas, announced that Joe DiNicolantonio has been hired to serve as executive vice president/head of consumer and business banking. He will oversee all strategy and development for business and consumer banking initiatives. A veteran banking leader with more than 30 years of experience, DiNicolantonio most … Read more

Turpen Joins Independent Bank Group as Chief Risk Officer

On July 15, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc., the holding company for Independent Financial, expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of John G. Turpen as executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective July 26. He will oversee the company’s enterprise risk management and compliance functions and support credit risk and administration. Turpen … Read more

York and Plunk to Retire from Citizens Bank, Velvin Hired as President and Mills as Chief Lending Officer

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank recently announced the retirement of two of its officers and the hiring of a new president and chief operating officer as well as a new executive vice president and chief lending officer. Sammy York, the bank’s current president and CEO, announced his plan to retire at the end of 2021 after a … Read more

Vaughan Named Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University

The College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville has named Jill Sharp Vaughan the Smith-Hutson endowed chair of banking. She will oversee the college’s accredited bachelor of business administration and executive MBA degree programs in banking and financial institutions. Vaughan has spent the majority of her career working with community … Read more

AccessBank Texas Names York Denton Market President

On June 25, Denton-based AccessBank Texas announced the promotion of Duke York to Denton market president. He will spearhead growth in Denton and the surrounding markets. York began his banking career as a credit analyst and advanced quickly into the position of vice president/commercial lending. He has been with AccessBank for the past 12 years in … Read more

Susser Bank Announces New Team to Lead Expansion in San Antonio and Austin

Dallas-based Susser Bank recently announced its leadership team to serve San Antonio, Austin and the South Texas region. The team is unique in that three of the individuals are San Antonio natives and have served together for two decades in the banking industry. The new team members include Steve Edlund, San Antonio market executive; Adam Carr, … Read more

Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. Announces Senior Leadership Role Changes

On April 22, Pine Bluff, Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. announced changes to certain senior leadership roles. The following changes were effective as of April 26. Simmons Bank operates 23 branches in Texas. Bob Fehlman has been named president and chief operating officer of Simmons First National Corp. and Simmons Bank. In these roles, he … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Promotes Executives Meadows, Purvis and Reynolds

In April, Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust announced that Todd Meadows has been promoted to executive vice president/director of loan operations, Keith Purvis is now senior vice president/consumer lending manager and Chris Reynolds has been promoted to vice president/credit manager. Meadows has been employed in various positions within the bank and its holding company for … Read more