American Bank Names Wiggins Director of Treasury Management Support

Cassandra Wiggins has joined the Austin office of Corpus Christi-based American Bank as director of treasury management support. Making the announcement was John Wessman, executive vice president/consumer banking and marketing. In her new position, Wiggins will manage the bank’s treasury management support team. Wiggins joins American Bank with more than 30 years of financial services … Read more

Turpen Joins Independent Bank Group as Chief Risk Officer

On July 15, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc., the holding company for Independent Financial, expanded its executive leadership team with the appointment of John G. Turpen as executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective July 26. He will oversee the company’s enterprise risk management and compliance functions and support credit risk and administration. Turpen … Read more

Ross Joins MapleMark Bank as Senior Treasury Relationship Manager

Greg Lewis, executive vice president/chief deposit officer at Dallas-based MapleMark Bank, recently announced that Robert Ross has been hired to serve as senior treasury relationship manager. Ross will focus on expanding the bank’s presence throughout Texas, along with continuing to partner with specialized industries and escrow needs nationwide. With more than 10 years of experience … Read more

Dallas Fed Names Velez Assistant Vice President

Yaira Velez has joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as an assistant vice president in the banking supervision department, where she will provide strategic leadership for the consumer affairs team. She previously served as manager of consumer affairs at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, where she led nationwide projects to enhance the … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Promotes Beadle to HR Director, Norton Joins Team as Mortgage Loan Originator

Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust announced in mid-July that Shannon Beadle has been promoted to senior vice president and director of human resources, and Adam Norton has joined the staff as vice president and mortgage loan originator in its Longview mortgage division. Beadle has been employed in the bank’s human resources division since 2010. She is … Read more

York and Plunk to Retire from Citizens Bank, Velvin Hired as President and Mills as Chief Lending Officer

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank recently announced the retirement of two of its officers and the hiring of a new president and chief operating officer as well as a new executive vice president and chief lending officer. Sammy York, the bank’s current president and CEO, announced his plan to retire at the end of 2021 after a … Read more

FirstCapital Bank of Texas Welcomes Claybrook as Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager

Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas has hired Reed Claybrook to serve as senior vice president/senior relationship manager at the bank’s Midland downtown location. He joins FirstCapital Bank of Texas with more than eight years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in commercial, energy and private-client banking. Originally from Refugio, Claybrook received his bachelor’s degree … Read more

Vaughan Named Smith-Hutson Endowed Chair of Banking at Sam Houston State University

The College of Business Administration at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) in Huntsville has named Jill Sharp Vaughan the Smith-Hutson endowed chair of banking. She will oversee the college’s accredited bachelor of business administration and executive MBA degree programs in banking and financial institutions. Vaughan has spent the majority of her career working with community … Read more

FirstCapital Bank of Texas Welcomes Saldana as New Lubbock Market President

Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas has hired Trey Saldana to serve as Lubbock market president overseeing the bank’s Lubbock market. Originally from Lubbock, Saldana has 17 years of banking experience and specializes in commercial lending and real estate. Additionally, he is actively involved with the Chamber of Commerce, Lubbock Home Builders Association and Rotary Club. … Read more

Knudson Named Regional President and Head of Commercial Banking for PNC Bank in Austin

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based PNC Bank NA recently announced that Dillan Knudson has been named regional president/head of commercial banking in Austin. PNC Financial Services Group Inc., PNC Bank’s parent company, completed its acquisition of BBVA USA Bancshares Inc., the parent company of BBVA USA, on June 1. Knudson most recently served as Houston CEO for BBVA … Read more