Cox Joins FirstBank & Trust as Vice President and Commercial Lender

On March 6, Greg Garland, president and CEO of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Ty Cox as vice president and commercial lender. Cox will office at the Amarillo banking center located at 5701 Time Square Blvd. “Ty brings a wealth of knowledge in the financial services industry and local expertise to … Read more

First United Bank Announces 2023 Promotions

Lubbock-based Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for First United Bank, has announced the following promotions: Amy Punchard, senior vice president, has been with the bank since 2012 and has almost 19 years of marketing experience. She serves as chief marketing director and offices at the Lubbock-Northwest banking center. Cheryl Huey, senior vice president, has … Read more

Western Bank Announces Eight Promotions

On January 9, Dan Odom, president and CEO of Lubbock-based Western Bank, announced that eight team members have received promotions in the new year. John Weddige has been promoted to senior vice president/Lubbock president. Prior to the promotion, he was senior vice president/commercial lender. Melinda Rechkemmer is now senior vice president/loan operations director. Jared Bailey … Read more

Peoples Bank Announces Year-End Promotions

Larry Allen, chairman and CEO of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced the following promotions at the end of 2022. Tori Harber has been promoted to senior vice president. She joined the bank in 2021 as director of human resources. Andrea Rodriguez has been promoted to senior vice president. She serves as manager of deposit operations and … Read more

American Banker’s 2022 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2022 list of the “Best Banks to Work For,” which includes 11 banks based in Texas or with operations in Texas among the 90 listed. Like last year, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. Greater Community Bank in Rome, Georgia, is the smallest bank … Read more

FirstBank & Trust Hires Little as Market Leader In Tahoka

Greg Garland, president and CEO of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Dawn Little as vice president/commercial lender. Little will lead the team at FirstBank & Trust in the Tahoka market. She will office at the branch at 1910 Lockwood Street. Born and raised in West Texas, Little began her career in … Read more

Prosperity Bancshares to Acquire FirstCapital Bank of Texas and Lone Star State Bank of West Texas

In mid-October, Prosperity Bancshares Inc., the parent company of El Campo-based Prosperity Bank, announced the signing of two acquisition agreements. In one, Prosperity has agreed to acquire First Bancshares of Texas Inc. and its banking subsidiary, Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas NA. The second agreement signed by Prosperity Bancshares indicates its intention to acquire Lone … Read more

OCC Officials Visit with Community Bankers in West Texas

Michael Hsu, acting comptroller of the currency, and Dr. Yue (Nina) Chen, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) newly appointed chief climate risk officer, visited Texas in mid-September to meet with OCC-regulated community bank leaders in Lubbock. Among other topics on the agenda, Hsu was focused on better understanding climate risk and its … Read more

FirstBank & Trust Promotes Langehennig to Private Banker 

Shawn Knox, executive vice president of consumer lending at Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent promotion of Dena Langehennig to private banker. Langehennig will office at the Midland location at 1111 W. Wall St. She has worked at FirstBank & Trust in Midland for the past 10 years. Since launching her banking career in … Read more

Fifty-six Bankers Complete 2022 Texas Tech School of Banking Program

The Texas Tech School of Banking recently completed its 2022 session. Banking professionals from across Texas and three other states convened at Rawls College of Business on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock for the program. Established in 1973, the school offers a blend of traditional academic coursework and interactive lecture sessions hosted … Read more