Petty, Peoples Bank Seminole Market President, Appointed to Bank’s Board

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced that Kevin Petty, Seminole market president, has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Petty was instrumental in launching the Seminole branch and has led the team there since its opening in 2019. A Dimmitt native, Petty earned a bachelor’s degree in ag economics … Read more

Peoples Bank Welcomes Fleming as Vice President and Commercial Lender

Larry Allen, chairman and CEO of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, recently announced the addition of Justin Fleming to serve as vice president and commercial lender. He will office at 11011 Quaker Ave. in Lubbock. Fleming has been in banking for 13 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas Tech University. He also attended … Read more

City Bank Welcomes Gatlin as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender in El Paso

Lubbock-based City Bank has announced the hiring of Liz Gatlin to serve as senior vice president/commercial lender. She joins the City Bank team with more than 16 years of experience in community banking. Her expertise in lending and involvement in the El Paso community has helped her succeed at every level of banking. A graduate … Read more

Victory Bank Names Hargrove Chief Financial Officer

Lubbock-based Victory Bank and its parent company, Victory Financial Corp., recently announced the appointment of Deanna Hargrove as executive vice president and chief financial officer of both entities. Hargrove began her career at Grant Thornton in Dallas, performing audits of both private and public companies. She moved into banking in 2016 when she joined Veritex … Read more

Texas Banks Rank in Forbes’ List of ‘America’s Best Banks 2024’

Forbes has released its 15th annual list of “America’s Best Banks,” with numerous companies headquartered in Texas making the cut. Of the 100 banks on the list, eight are based in the Lone Star State. Here are the Texas-based 2024 “America’s Best Banks” (the numbers indicate the bank’s ranking on Forbes’ list of U.S. banks: … Read more

Prosperity Bancshares Receives Regulatory Approvals for Lone Star State Bancshares Acquisition

On March 19, Prosperity Bancshares Inc., the parent company of El Campo-based Prosperity Bank, announced that it has received all regulatory approvals to complete its previously announced acquisition of Lone Star State Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Lubbock-based Lone Star State Bank of West Texas. Alan Lackey, CEO of Lone Star State Bank, will … Read more

Peoples Bank in Lubbock Announces 2023 Year-End Promotions

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced the following promotions at the end of 2023: LaDonna Mild has been promoted to vice president. She joined the bank in 2021 and serves as lending assistant at the Shallowater branch. Joshua Montoya has been promoted to vice president. He serves as credit analyst manager … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Welcomes Smith as Senior Portfolio Manager

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently announced that Larry Smith has joined The Private Bank at PlainsCapital as senior vice president and senior portfolio manager. He will office at the bank’s location at 5010 University Ave. in Lubbock. Smith brings more than 28 years of experience in portfolio management with expertise in alternative investments. He joins the … Read more

Peoples Bank Honors Customers with Giving Tuesday Donations to 15 Nonprofit Organizations

On November 28, Lubbock-based Peoples Bank participated in Giving Tuesday by presenting donations to several local nonprofit organizations. Larry Allen, chairman and CEO, announced the bank’s participation in the national event. Giving Tuesday was established in 2012 to create a movement that harnessed the power of social media and technology to promote charitable giving. Held … Read more

American Banker’s 2023 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes 11 Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2023 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 and the year before, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. First Federal Savings & … Read more