Austin Bank Employees Receive Promotions in March

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced promotions of employees approved at the March 2023 board of directors meeting. Lynn Littlejohn has been named chief human resources officer. Littlejohn, senior executive vice president, received a title change as she continues in her leadership role overseeing the bank’s human resources … Read more

Tran Hired as Southlake Market President at Texas Regional Bank

Mimi Tran has joined Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank as wealth advisor and Southlake market president. With more than 20 years of banking and wealth management experience, she will be responsible for building the bank’s portfolio, brand and relationships in Southlake. Prior to joining Texas Regional Bank, Tran was a community leader and private banker for … Read more

Yang Named Houston Market President for Southside Bank

Tyler-based Southside Bank recently announced that Alice Yang has been named Houston market president. She has worked at Southside Bank since 2020 as commercial lending manager. In her new role, she will oversee all aspects of commercial lending operations and support the growth of the bank’s customer base in the market. The bank’s Houston location … 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

Interstate Bank Announces the Retirement of Market President Blasingame

On December 7, Perryton-based Interstate Bank announced the retirement of Mike Blasingame as market president. He has been with the bank for 20 years serving in various roles, including executive vice president, commercial and ag lender, chief lending officer and, most recently, market president. He is also a member of the bank’s board of directors. … Read more

NexBank Appoints Studenko Dallas/Fort Worth Market President

On November 1, Dallas-based NexBank announced that it has appointed Scott Studenko market president for Dallas/Fort Worth. He will be responsible for business development for corporate and commercial banking throughout the region, focusing on commercial real estate lending in the metroplex and other major markets in Texas. With more than two decades of experience, Studenko comes … Read more

Croasdale Named Houston Galleria Market President at Guaranty Bank & Trust

Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust recently promoted Katie Croasdale to market president of the bank’s Galleria location in Houston. She has been with Guaranty Bank & Trust since 2018. Croasdale began her 25-year banking career while attending college and has gained comprehensive experience and expertise in accounting, analysis, internal auditing, operations and commercial lending. … Read more

VeraBank Welcomes New Associates in Georgetown, Conroe, Leander and Austin

On November 7, Henderson-based VeraBank announced the hiring of new bankers for three of its Central Texas locations. VeraBank has hired Kevin Kelly to serve as the Georgetown market president. He has worked as a community banker in the Georgetown market for nearly 20 years. Before that, he served the Austin market for almost 20 … Read more

Oklahoma-based Great Plains Bancshares to Acquire Providence Bank of Texas

On July 26, Great Plains Bancshares Inc., along with its subsidiary, Elk City, Oklahoma-based Great Plains National Bank, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Providence Bancshares Corp. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Southlake-based Providence Bank of Texas SSB. The acquisition expands Great Plains Bancshares’ growing footprint in the Dallas/Fort Worth … Read more

Dudley Joins Kansas-based CrossFirst Bank as Frisco Market President

Leawood, Kansas-based CrossFirst Bank has hired Jason Dudley to serve as market president in Frisco. Dudley has more than 15 years of banking experience focused on mid-sized businesses and private wealth for individuals. Prior to joining CrossFirst Bank, he served for almost nine years as executive vice president at PlainsCapital Bank in Dallas and prior … Read more