Guerra and Biggs Join Texas Bank and Trust

Melody Guerra has been promoted to banking officer in the lending division of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust in its Richardson location. She has been with the bank since 2015 and currently serves as lead administrative assistant. She supports lending officers, credit analysts and lending assistants, monitors and tracks daily reports, serves as draw coordinator for … Read more

Vista Bank Taps Stringer and Garcia for Financial Institutions Group Expansion

Dallas-based Vista Bank has launched a financial institutions group for banks and credit unions. The group is led by two Texas financial industry veterans, Peter Stringer and Crystal Garcia. Prior to his retirement from Texas Capital Bank, Stringer spent more than two decades there building the financial institutions group into a $7 billion line of … Read more

American Bank Adds Private Banking Team to San Antonio Market

Corpus Christi-based American Bank recently added a four-person private banking team to its growing San Antonio presence. The new team—Jerry Daniel, Jeff Hawthorn, Anthony Perez and Diana Cervantes—will office out of American Bank’s San Antonio branch at 12800 San Pedro Ave. They will report to Byron Bexley, vice chairman for San Antonio. “This team of … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Co. Welcomes Smith and McElroy

Brandon Smith and Kathleen McElroy have joined the staff of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust Co. Smith has been hired to serve as vice president and mortgage loan underwriter at the bank’s branch in The Colony. He previously served as senior underwriter with Colonial Savings Mortgage in McKinney and has been involved in the closing, … Read more

Harris and Walsh Join TFNB Your Bank for Life

McGregor-based TFNB Your Bank for Life recently announced two new additions to its banking team. With more than 30 years of business and banking experience in the Greater Waco area, Link Harris will serve as senior vice president/lending officer at the bank’s new Woodway/Hewitt location. Active in the community, he previously served as president and … Read more

Sunflower Bank Names Houston and Austin Regional Market Presidents

Denver, Colorado-based Sunflower Bank has tapped two seasoned Texas bankers to serve as market presidents for the bank’s Houston and Austin regions. Texas is a primary market for Sunflower Bank and its assets in the state have increased to more than $2.5 billion in the past two years. John Stacy has joined the bank as … Read more

First State Bank Welcomes Laird and King as Senior Vice Presidents in Lending

Athens-based First State Bank has announced the hiring of two bankers to serve as senior vice presidents in lending: Blake Laird and J.D. King. With 15 years of experience in Texas community banking, Laird previously served as vice president and relationship manager at Austin Bank in Tyler. He holds a BS degree in economics from Texas … Read more

Swift and McCage Hired by NBT Financial Bank

Fort Worth-based NBT Financial Bank has announced two new hires. Mark Swift has been hired as an assistant vice president/credit analyst. He most recently served as assistant vice president/consumer lender at First Financial Bank. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an MBA degree, both from Tarleton State University. Shawn McCage has joined NBT … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Hires Roddy as Senior Network Engineer and Perez as Banking Officer

Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust announced two new hires in July. Jesse Roddy has joined the bank in its technology division as assistant vice president and senior network engineer in Longview. He has 15 years of experience in the service provider space, with a focus on point-to-point, internet access and telephony services. He holds an … Read more

Austin Bank Welcomes Four New Lenders

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the addition of four lenders. Lori Danielson was elected assistant vice president and relationship manager in Longview. She brings 11 years of business development, sales and management experience, most recently serving as area vice president of business development for Gentiva Health Services. She was owner … Read more