Arkansas-based Simmons Bank Announces Changes to Leadership Team

On July 6, Pine Bluffs, Arkansas-based Simmons Bank announced changes to its leadership team. The bank operates 56 branches in Texas. Chad Rawls has taken on the newly created role of chief commercial banking officer. He previously served as chief credit officer overseeing all credit activity, including underwriting, approval and collections across Simmons Bank’s six-state … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Names McClain President in McKinney

Oklahoma City-based Valliance Bank has named Cara McClain president of Valliance Bank McKinney. She brings a diverse banking background, as well as more than 25 years of banking experience to the McKinney team. For the past four years, McClain served as president of the private bank at Valliance McKinney. Prior to joining Valliance, she served … Read more

Allison and Manning Named to Boards of Citizens State Bank and Holding Company GrahamJB6

Woodville-based Citizens State Bank has announced the addition of Brian Manning to the bank’s board of directors, and he joins Harold E. “Trey” Allison III, Citizens State Bank’s president–East Texas region, in being named to the board of the bank’s holding company, GrahamJB6. Allison began his career with Citizens State Bank in 1996 as vice … Read more

Comerica Bank Names Raines to Lead Retail Bank Operations in North Texas, Arizona and Florida

On November 10, Dallas-based Comerica Bank announced that it has named Andrew Raines senior vice president/retail regional director for the bank’s North Texas, Arizona and Florida region. He will report to Rhonda Davenport Johnson, national director of the retail bank. Raines will be responsible for the development and effective leadership of the banking center network. He … Read more

Community Banking Association Elects Irwin Chairman, Names New Executive Committee

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently announced that K. Kyle Irwin, president of Gruver-based Western Bank, has been elected chairman of the IBAT board of directors for 2022–23. He officially accepted this position during the association’s 48th annual convention held September 24–27 in Fort Worth. In addition to Irwin, members of the community … Read more

Wade Named Bank of Texas CEO as Bagwell Transitions to New Role

Mark Wade has been named chief executive officer of Bank of Texas, a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Corp., as of January 1, 2023. He will assume the role as longtime CEO Norm Bagwell transitions into a new part-time role after leading the Texas bank for more than 15 years. “Norm Bagwell has been … Read more

Comerica Bank Taps Cohn to Lead its Central and South Texas Retail Team

Dallas-based Comerica Bank has announced that Vickie Cohn will lead its Central and South Texas retail team, replacing Theresa Bazan, who recently was promoted to national sales enablement director for consumer and small business banking. In this senior vice president role, Cohn will be responsible for the development and leadership of the Austin, Kerrville, Houston and … Read more

Conference of State Bank Supervisors Board Names Cooper President and CEO

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) board of directors recently appointed James M. Cooper president and CEO. He was serving as acting president and CEO after the sudden death of CSBS leader John W. Ryan on May 16. Cooper’s appointment follows a nine-year tenure at CSBS, during which he directed policy and supervision as … Read more

American Bank Appoints Roher and Promotes Smith to Dallas Executive Team

Dallas-based American Bank recently announced the appointment of William Roher as executive vice president and chief lending officer, and the promotion of Zane Smith to executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective immediately. With more than 30 years of experience as a successful commercial lender in the Dallas/Fort Worth market, Roher will lead the … Read more

Independent Banker Honors Community Bank Emerging Leaders in Annual 40 Under 40 List

On June 1, Independent Banker magazine, the award-winning monthly publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), announced its list of 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders. The award recognizes up-and-coming innovators, influencers and civic servants that represent the future of community banking. The feature story in the June issue of Independent Banker highlights … Read more