Stroud Named Chief Accounting Officer at Lamar National Bank

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has announced the hiring of veteran banker Mark Stroud as executive vice president/chief accounting officer. He began his banking career in West Texas where his father and brother also served as community bankers. From 2005 to 2022, he served as chief financial officer at Classic Bank in Cameron. “Mark’s passion for … Read more

Former Major League Baseball All-Star Hunter Joins Lamar National Bank Board

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has announced the appointment of Dr. Torii Hunter to its board of directors. A former Major League Baseball veteran who played for 19 years, Hunter established himself as one of the top players in his field. He is the recipient of nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards, a five-time Major League All-Star … Read more

Blair Named Regional Market President at Lamar National Bank

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has hired Brian Blair to serve as regional market president over the bank’s Celina and Anna markets. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Blair began his banking career in 2007, advancing as regional president for Prosperity Bank for the Houston market and later the Plano market. “We are pleased to … Read more

Former Celina Mayor Howard Joins Lamar National Bank as Market President

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has hired Corbett Howard—a former three-term mayor of Celina and widely recognized as the architect of the community’s unprecedented recent economic growth and development—to serve as market president. He will begin at the bank’s Celina branch at 110 S. Preston Rd. on June 16. He will lead the branch’s team while … Read more

Lamar National Bank Breaks Ground on Anna Location

Paris-based Lamar National Bank recently broke ground on its newest full-service branch in Anna located at 1515 W. White St. The ground-breaking ceremony was well attended by Anna city officials, including the mayor and mayor pro tem, as well as numerous additional officials and business leaders, including the Anna Chamber of Commerce. Lamar National Bank … Read more

Lamar National Bank Opens Second Location in Northlake

Greg Wilson, president and CEO of Paris-based Lamar National Bank, recently announced that Terry King, Tarrant County market president, has opened a second location in Northlake. King has served as a business owner and banker in Tarrant County for more than 15 years, four of those years as vice president and market president. During his … Read more

Lamar National Bank Appoints Pardue to Board, Hires Kiemsteadt and Promotes Burchinal and Wilson

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has appointed Van Pardue to the bank’s board of directors. Pardue, a 45-year community bank veteran, joined Lamar National in August 2019 as president of corporate development. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, he and his wife Ann moved to Texas to lead the expansion of Origin Bank (then Community Trust Bank) into … Read more