NBT Financial Bank Hires Hailer and Promotes Pushee

Fort Worth-based NBT Financial Bank announced a promotion and a new hire in May. Donna Haisler has joined the bank as first vice president/HR manager. She has been in banking for more than 36 years. She previously served as chief operating officer at Providence Bank and, prior to that, at Southwest Securities FSB. Haisler earned … Read more

Jacksonville-based Austin Bank Promotes Trujillo and Rodarte

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced two promotions approved at the January 2023 board of directors meeting. Julisa Trujillo has been elected to serve as assistant vice president. A member of the human resources department, she joined Austin Bank in 2017, bringing with her several years of recruiting experience from a … Read more

Promotions Announced at Texas Bank and Trust’s Employee Awards Dinner

Several promotions were announced at Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust’s employee awards dinner held in Longview on March 22. Caryn Pepper was promoted to vice president and executive assistant. She joined Texas Bank and Trust in its mortgage division in 1993, then transferred to the bank’s trust and investments division in 1996. In 1998, she … Read more

Texas Republic Bank Hires and Promotes in the New Year

David Baty, president and CEO of Frisco-based Texas Republic Bank, has announced recent key hiring and promotions. Thomas (Tom) Heslep has joined Texas Republic Bank as Dallas market president/chief lending officer. He is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University with a banking career … Read more

Koncaba Elected Chair of the Texas Bankers Foundation, Joins Texas Bankers Association Board

Kristi Koncaba, president and COO of Houston-based Texan Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association. She has also been appointed chair of the Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association that serves and supports Texas banks, their employees and communities through educational programs, gifting … Read more

Community Bankers Launch Ed. @ Your Desk Virtual Education Series

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) launched its Ed. @ Your Desk virtual education series on October 13. The program, part of the community banking association’s 2020 unCONVENTIONal virtual convention, will feature new sessions every Tuesday and Thursday through December 17. Ed. @ Your Desk will cover a wide range of topics, including accounting, … Read more

The National Bank of Texas Announces Promotions and New Hires

In July, Fort Worth-based The National Bank of Texas announced numerous promotions and new hires. Jason Ballou has been promoted to the Fort Worth market president. He has been with the bank since 2018 and formerly served as credit analyst, loan office and senior credit officer. Ballou has 13 years of banking experience. Sarah Hicks … Read more

First Financial Bank Elects Schulz Executive Vice President of Human Resources

The board of directors of Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA has announced the election of Pat Schulz as executive vice president of human resources. The announcement was made by Ron Butler, chairman and CEO of First Financial Bank, Abilene. Schulz comes to First Financial Bank with more than 30 years of experience as a chief … Read more