Plains Bancorp Appoints Entrepreneur McNeese to First United Bank Board

Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for Dimmitt-based First United Bank, announced the expansion of its board with the appointment of Keith McNeese as an advisory director. McNeese, an entrepreneur, philanthropist and community leader, brings a wealth of experience in real estate investments. He currently has ownership of a diverse portfolio of businesses in Lubbock, … Read more

First United Bank Named 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award Winner

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank , which currently operates 39 branches in Texas, has received the prestigious 2024 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award. This accolade celebrates organizations with the most engaged workplace cultures globally. The Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award winners boast a ratio of engaged employees to disengaged employees that is 11 times higher than the … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank Hires Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has hired Brian Johnson to serve as chief financial officer, reporting directly to Greg Massey, chairman and CEO. Johnson will lead accounting, corporate finance and financial planning and analysis across the enterprise. Johnson previously served as chief financial officer, head of corporate finance and global treasurer and head of corporate financial … Read more

American Banker’s 2023 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes 11 Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2023 list of the “Best Banks to Work For,” which includes 11 banks based in Texas or with operations in Texas among the 90 listed. Like last year and the year before, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. First Federal Savings & … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank Names Rodman Dallas Market President

On October 3, Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank announced that Rick Rodman will serve as Dallas market president. He has more than 30 years of experience in the middle-market and business banking segments. Most recently he served as managing director/head of business banking for a regional bank in Texas. He has also worked for larger … Read more

Legend Bank Campaign Named 2023 Best of Show at Best of Community Banking Awards Ceremony

On September 18, Bowie-based Legend Bank received the Best of Show honor during the 2023 Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Awards presented by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). The Awards Luncheon, held as part of the organization’s 49 Annual Convention in Frisco, recognized the top 17 recipients of IBAT’s 2023 BOCB Awards. This … Read more

Texas Leads American Banker’s List of Top-performing Large Community Banks

American Banker recently released its 2023 list of top-performing large community banks. The publication’s annual ranking takes a look at how larger community banks are performing in terms of a number of key metrics. Banks with assets between $2 billion and $10 billion of assets were ranked based on their three-year average return on average … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank Opens New Branch in Plano

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has opened a new location in Plano. The bank calls itself a “values-based organization committed to helping people live a lifestyle [the bank describes as] ‘Spend Life Wisely’—centered around four pillars: faith, financial well-being, health and wellness, and personal growth.” In April, the bank is hosting grand-opening events, inviting the … Read more

First United Bank Celebrates Third Annual United Acts of Kindness Day

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank is on a mission to ignite a kindness revolution. The bank recently collaborated with stakeholders— including employees, customers, local businesses, nonprofit organizations, churches, community leaders and members—to impact people’s lives positively through simple acts of kindness over 24 hours. On February 17, First United Bank branches across Oklahoma and Texas … Read more

First United Bank Announces 2023 Promotions

Lubbock-based Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for First United Bank, has announced the following promotions: Amy Punchard, senior vice president, has been with the bank since 2012 and has almost 19 years of marketing experience. She serves as chief marketing director and offices at the Lubbock-Northwest banking center. Cheryl Huey, senior vice president, has … Read more