Medina, Jefferson Bank’s Chief Information Security Officer, Honored with Top Global CISOs Award

Roman Medina, chief information security officer at San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank, has received a 2023 Top Global CISOs Award, sponsored annually by Cyber Defense Magazine. Chief information security officers are the first responders of cyberspace as they fend off cyber criminals, cyber terrorists, malicious insiders and nation-state-sponsored attacks. Medina competed against thousands of candidates for … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Commits $100,000 to Support Texas State University’s New Banking Program

On November 27, the Texas Bankers Foundation announced its financial support to Texas State University’s highly anticipated banking program with a $100,000 contribution. The university has appointed James “Jimmy” Allen, a 40-year banker, as the banking program’s director. He will serve as the point person not only in the classroom, but also as a bridge … Read more

Scott Joins Jefferson Bank as Senior Vice President and Mortgage Lender in Austin

Michael Scott has been hired by San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank to serve as senior vice president, mortgage lender/sales manager at the bank’s office in Austin. He will lead recruitment efforts of the bank’s growing Austin mortgage office and will be responsible for generating residential mortgages. With more than 37 years of financial services experience, Scott … Read more

Grubb Joins Jefferson Bank to Direct Trust Operations and Client Experience

San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank has hired Teri Grubb to serve as senior vice president and director of trust operations and client experience. She will be responsible for the oversight and integrity of trust operations. Additionally, she will oversee the client experience of Jefferson Bank Trust, working in collaboration with the division president and trust officers, … Read more

Texas Bankers Association Elects 2023–24 Officers and Board

The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) recently announced the elected officers and directors for the 2023–24 board. The officers elected are Chair David W. Osborn, WestStar Bank in El Paso; Vice Chair Jan Mills, First National Bank of Winnsboro; and Treasurer Ron Butler, First Financial Bank in Abilene. The officers’ terms run from June 1, 2023, … Read more

Jefferson Bank Hires Watson for Executive Support in Central Texas

Hallie Watson recently joined San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank as executive assistant supporting Jon Rebello, Austin market president, and the commercial lending team. Most recently, she served as chief of staff to the CEO of a financial events company based in New York City. Previously, Watson worked at ExecOnline, an edtech startup, as a senior associate … Read more

Casillas Joins Jefferson Bank as Vice President in Trust Division

San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank has hired Michelle R. Casillas to serve as vice president/trust officer. Her career has focused on assisting families and individuals with estate planning, probate and guardianship needs. She previously served as the staff attorney for Bexar County Probate Court No. 2, one of 19 such courts in Texas. Casillas holds a … Read more

Former Texas Parks and Wildlife Executive Director Joins Jefferson Bank Board

San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank announced that Carter Smith has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. He will be responsible for providing independent oversight and governance to the institution and will also serve as a member of the audit committee, as well as the board’s oil and gas committee. Smith served as executive director at … Read more

Jefferson Bank Expands its Footprint Into Austin Market

San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank has expanded into the Austin market with a new 5,000-square-foot commercial banking center and office in the historic Norwood Tower at 114 West 7th St., Ste. 100, in the heart of downtown Austin. The office opened to the public on March 15 and offers an extensive array of commercial banking services, … Read more

Jefferson Bank Announces Handoff of Chairman and President Roles

On February 23, San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank announced the execution of a planned succession of its chairman and president roles. After 17 years, Steve Lewis has stepped down from his position as chairman of the board, but will continue as member of the board of directors. Paul McSween III, who has served as president for … Read more