First Financial Bankshares Names Morton Executive Vice President

First Financial Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA, has announced the appointment of Keith Morton to executive vice president/Houston credit administration. The announcement was made by Luke Longhofer, executive vice president/chief lending officer. Morton previously served as senior vice president of special assets at Capital One Bank in Houston since … Read more

Fernandez Joins American Bank’s Commercial Lending Houston Team

Corpus Christi-based American Bank has hired Kyle Fernandez to join its Houston team as a commercial lending officer. He will office at the bank’s 3737 Buffalo Speedway location. Making the announcement was Charlie Phillips, Houston market president. Fernandez joins American Bank after spending the past 18 months as an investment analyst for Pin Oak Investment Advisors … Read more

Citizens State Bank Names Brooks Executive Vice President and Director of Information Technology

Woodville-based Citizens State Bank recently announced that it has hired Greg Brooks to serve as executive vice president and director of information technology. He has served most of his career in bank information technology and operations, with a brief detour to own a health and supplement store. Brooks served as director of information technology for … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank Hires Johnson as Chief Financial Officer

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has hired Brian Johnson to serve as chief financial officer, reporting directly to Greg Massey, chairman and CEO. Johnson will lead accounting, corporate finance and financial planning and analysis across the enterprise. Johnson previously served as chief financial officer, head of corporate finance and global treasurer and head of corporate financial … Read more

VeraBank Names King Commercial Banker in Lufkin, Nichols Mortgage Banker in Carthage

Henderson-based VeraBank has added Kyle King to its commercial banking team. With the bank since 2022, he will serve as banking officer/commercial banker at the Lufkin branch. King has been in the financial services industry for 12 years and most recently served as portfolio manager for the bank’s Lufkin and Tyler markets. “What makes Kyle … Read more

Missouri-based UMB Bank Hires Burns as Dallas Market President

Kansas City, Missouri-based UMB Bank has hired Todd Burns to serve as Dallas market president. He has more than 30 years of banking experience and a solid record of business and community success in the Dallas area. Burns will oversee all Dallas commercial banking activity for the market. He will focus on driving the growth … Read more

Texas Regional Bank Welcomes Kirchner as Vice President of Economic Development

Emily Kirchner has joined Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank as vice president of economic development. She will lead the economic development division’s business development within the municipal and public finance sector in the bank’s Hill Country market. She will also help manage Texas Regional Bank’s public policy strategy. Kirchner previously served as business development coordinator for … Read more

Community Bankers Association Taps Foster, Briggs and Salazar for Government Affairs and Compliance Positions

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) recently announced two promotions and a new hire in the new year. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. The organization is celebrating 50 years of service this … 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

Bank of Texas Welcomes Wright as North Texas Market Executive

Fort Worth-based Bank of Texas has hired Dennis Wright as North Texas market executive in Dallas, according to the Dallas Business Journal. “My role is to more further establish and firmly entrench Bank of Texas in the northern part of the Dallas metro area,” Wright told the Journal. “We’re already actively serving these communities, but … Read more