Amegy Bankers Unite for 34th Annual United Way Giving Campaign with a Nod to Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour  

United Way of Greater Houston is banking on some 750 Amegy Bank employees for its 34th annual United Way Giving campaign, which the bank is calling “Amegy Bank Through the Years: The Eras Tour.” Themed around Taylor Swift’s Eras tour, Houston-based Amegy bankers are dedicating February 1 through 23 to raising money for their communities … Read more

First Financial Bankshares Names Morton Executive Vice President

First Financial Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA, has announced the appointment of Keith Morton to executive vice president/Houston credit administration. The announcement was made by Luke Longhofer, executive vice president/chief lending officer. Morton previously served as senior vice president of special assets at Capital One Bank in Houston since … Read more

Fernandez Joins American Bank’s Commercial Lending Houston Team

Corpus Christi-based American Bank has hired Kyle Fernandez to join its Houston team as a commercial lending officer. He will office at the bank’s 3737 Buffalo Speedway location. Making the announcement was Charlie Phillips, Houston market president. Fernandez joins American Bank after spending the past 18 months as an investment analyst for Pin Oak Investment Advisors … Read more

Amegy Bank Gives Away a Total of $30,000 to Three Lucky Customers

In January, Houston-based Amegy Bank gave away $10,000 each to three lucky clients—one in San Antonio and two in the bank’s Houston region. According to the bank’s press release, “Times are tough for everyone right now, with the current state of the economy, inflation and overall cost of living, so Amegy Bank wanted to start … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Announces Reappointment of Falk as Board Chair and Additional Appointments

The Federal Reserve Board of Governors has reappointed Thomas J. Falk as chair and Claudia Aguirre as deputy chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors for 2024. Falk joined the Dallas Fed board in 2019 and served as chair in 2022 and 2023. He is retired chairman and CEO of Irving-based … Read more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Awards $28.4 Million for Affordable Housing

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) has awarded $28.4 million in Affordable Housing Program (AHP) subsidies to 43 projects in its five-state district of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. The subsidies will result in the creation or rehabilitation of 2,677 housing units. “Affordable housing is a critical need for communities … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Announces Board Appointments

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently announced numerous appointments and reappointments to its network of branches in San Antonio, El Paso and Houston. As board members, these individuals provide input on the region’s economy as part of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy function. Each branch board consists of seven members—four appointed by the Dallas … Read more

Vérot Moore, Amerant Bank’s Houston Market President, Named “Women Who Mean Business” Honoree

Caroline Vérot Moore, executive vice president and Houston market president at Coral Gables, Florida-based Amerant Bank, was recently honored by the Houston Business Journal at its 2023 “Women Who Mean Business” Awards luncheon. The event was held in Houston on October 13. The award honors women across nine industry categories, as well as a “Woman … Read more

Texas Regional Bank Hires Ta and Bernhardt as Market Presidents

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has announced the hiring of two new market presidents in the Houston region. Lisa Ta has been hired to serve as senior vice president/Southwest Houston market president. Her specialties include commercial lending, treasury management solutions, foreign exchange and commercial card programs. Prior to joining Texas Regional Bank, she was a senior … Read more

Amegy Bank’s Enriching Tomorrow Expands Statewide to 200 Texas Students This Fall

Houston-based Amegy Bank’s Enriching Tomorrow program, which encourages the pursuit of education among students from Title I middle schools, is set to expand this fall into Central Texas and Dallas/Fort Worth after a successful launch year in Houston. The original curriculum provides students with access to business leaders, financial education and innovative pathways to success. … Read more