Nabors Joins Agility Bank as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

On September 5, Houston-based Agility Bank NA announced that veteran banker Rodney Nabors has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief lending officer. “This is a clear signal that men who support women in securing their financial goals are welcome at Agility, the first minority depository institution established specifically to focus on women,” says … Read more

Gulf Capital Bank Appoints Bridgwater Chief Executive Officer

On September 11, Houston-based Gulf Capital Bank announced that Downey Bridgwater has joined the bank as chief executive officer. He succeeds Ed Jones, who will remain executive chairman and chief development officer. Bridgwater joins Gulf Capital Bank with more than 43 years in the banking industry. He began his banking career with Allied Bank in … Read more

Texas Regional Bank Taps Fedorko to Lead Trust Division

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank recently appointed Ben Fedorko trust division president. He will oversee the bank’s trust business statewide. Fedorko launched his career as a corporate lawyer with an international law firm based in Houston. He eventually narrowed his focus to specializing in trusts and estates. He holds a certification in estate planning and probate … Read more

Florida-based Amerant Bank Appoints Powell Head of Private Client Group in Houston

Coral Gables, Florida-based Amerant Bank has appointed Corey Frost Powell senior vice president/head of private client group. He is responsible for ensuring that the bank’s strategic vision and business objectives are met within wealth management services in the Houston market, while also providing tailored financial solutions and personalized services to high-net-worth clients. “His vast experience in … Read more

Texas Gulf Bank Welcomes Bridges as President Upon Jochetz’s Retirement

Spence Bridges has been hired to serve as the new president at Houston-based Texas Gulf Bank NA. He succeeds Rich Jochetz, who is retiring after serving as president for the past 15-plus years. Over the first few months of 2023, the bank engaged Sudduth Search, a well-respected executive search firm, to aid in identifying the … Read more

Louisiana’s Origin Bank Expands Houston Presence With New Northwest Freeway Location

On August 7, Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank announced the opening of its Northwest Freeway banking center in Houston, located at the intersection of W. 34th St. and Hwy. 290. The new location marks the bank’s entry into Houston’s Northwest corridor and is the 10th banking center Origin Bank has opened in the Houston area since … Read more

Sunflower Bank Names Houston and Austin Regional Market Presidents

Denver, Colorado-based Sunflower Bank has tapped two seasoned Texas bankers to serve as market presidents for the bank’s Houston and Austin regions. Texas is a primary market for Sunflower Bank and its assets in the state have increased to more than $2.5 billion in the past two years. John Stacy has joined the bank as … Read more

Louisiana-based Investar Promotes Hidalgo-DeKeyzer to Chief Banking Officer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Investar Bank NA, which has banking offices in the Houston region, has promoted Holly Hidalgo-DeKeyzer to chief banking officer. She will lead the bank’s consumer lending, retail, and business banking teams. Hidalgo-DeKeyzer has been with Investar Bank since its founding in 2006, serving as the central region president. Under her leadership, the … Read more

Dopjera, Longtime Accounting Professional, Appointed to Board of Stellar Bancorp

Stellar Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Houston-based Stellar Bank, announced the election of Cynthia Dopjera to the board of directors of the company. This election as a class II director fills an existing vacancy. Stellar Bancorp has a 14-member board, which consists of 11 independent directors. Dopjera currently serves on the Stellar Bank board … Read more

American Bank Names Curate Capital Founder to its Houston Regional Board of Directors

Corpus Christi-based American Bank recently announced the appointment of Carrie Colbert to its Houston regional board of directors. She is the founder and general partner of Curate Capital in Houston, a venture capital fund that invests in businesses by women for women. With a background as an executive in engineering and finance, as well as … Read more