Hickox Succeeds Gordon as First Financial Bankshares’ Chief Financial Officer

On January 10, First Financial Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA, announced the election of Michelle S. Hickox as executive vice president and chief financial officer to replace James R. Gordon. Hickox most recently served as chief financial officer of Independent Financial Group Inc. and its subsidiary, McKinney-based Independent Bank. … Read more

First Financial Named One of America’s Best Banks by Newsweek

Abilene-based First Financial Bankshares has announced that its subsidiary, First Financial Bank NA, has been named to Newsweek magazine’s inaugural listing of “America’s Best Banks 2021.” Newsweek’s ranking recognizes the financial institutions that best serve their customers’ needs in each state. First Financial Bank was recognized as the No. 1 bank in Texas. The announcement … Read more

Excellence in Banking Endowment at Texas Tech University Named in Honor of First Financial Bankshares’ Dueser

On October 16, the Texas Tech University System’s Board of Regents announced the renaming of the Excellence in Banking Program Director Endowment as the F. Scott Dueser Chair for Excellence in Banking. Dueser serves as chairman, president and CEO of Abilene-based First Financial Bankshares Inc. In May 2019, anonymous donors established the Excellence in Banking … Read more

First Financial Bankshares Serves Communities in Fifth Annual Company-Wide Day of Service

Abilene-based First Financial Bankshares held its fifth annual company-wide Day of Service on Columbus Day, October 12. First Financial partnered with local nonprofit organizations across Texas to provide assistance and perform service projects in each of the communities it serves. With more than 900 employees participating, Day of Service initiatives took place in 40 locations … Read more

First Financial Bankshares Promotes Christoferson to Executive Vice President of Marketing

Will Christoferson

The board of directors of Abilene-based First Financial Bankshares Inc. has announced the promotion of Will Christoferson to executive vice president of marketing.  The announcement was made by Ron Butler, executive vice president/chief administrative officer. Prior to joining First Financial in 2018, Christoferson spent nearly a decade at a large bank specializing in consumer, small-business and … Read more