Bankers Lender Hires Miller for Business Development

Mike Fernandez, president and CEO of Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank, announced that Tim Miller has joined Bankers Lender, Texas National Bank’s direct digital bank offered exclusively to professionals employed in the banking industry. Miller will focus on business development. A sixth-generation Texan, Miller’s banking career has been spent primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He started … Read more

Texas National Bank Soon to Launch Bankers Lender, a Digital-First Bank for Bankers

On March 4, Texas National Bank, a $170 million bank headquartered in Sweetwater, announced the upcoming launch of Bankers Lender, a digital-first bank designed to serve the needs of individuals working in the banking industry. “Bankers are no different from anyone else when it comes to consumer preferences,” says Mike Fernandez, president and CEO. “Everyone is … Read more

Texas National Bank Promotes Crain to Vice President

Sheila Crain has been promoted to vice president at Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank. She began her community banking career when she joined Texas National Bank in 2000. During her time with the bank, she has held a variety of positions, including new account representative, lending assistant and loan officer. In her new role as vice … Read more

Fernandez Named President and CEO of Texas National Bank; Johnson to Remain Board Chair

The board of directors of Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank announced changes in the bank’s executive management following its December meeting. Mike Fernandez was named president and chief executive officer of the bank effective December 31, 2021. Former CEO Bill Johnson is moving to the bank’s holding company, Mesa Financial Corp. Johnson will remain board chairman … Read more

Texas National Bank Promotes Soliz and Cowan in Sweetwater

Louis Soliz has been promoted to senior vice president and cashier at Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank. He has more than 15 years of community bank operations experience and has been with Texas National Bank since November 2020. Soliz was hired in anticipation of the retirement of the bank’s longtime cashier, Brenda Stirl. “Louis has already … Read more

Community Banking Organizations Elects Sellers Chairman, Names New Executive Committee and Board Members

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently announced that Thomas Sellers, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Sulphur Springs-based Alliance Bank, has been elected chairman of the IBAT board of directors for 2021–22. He officially accepted this position during the association’s 47th annual convention held September 18–21 in Austin. In addition … Read more

Texas National Bank Welcomes Soliz as Senior Vice President

Louis Soliz has joined Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank as senior vice president. He has more than 15 years of community bank operations experience, most recently serving as senior vice president and cashier at Community Bank of Snyder, now a branch of Dallas-based Oakwood Bank. “We’re excited to add Louis to our management team,” says Mike … Read more