Elms Joins Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank as Chief Operating Officer

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank, which has branches in North Texas, has hired Lori Elms to serve as senior vice president/chief operating officer. Elms’ 23-year banking career began as a teller while attending the University of Oklahoma. From there, she navigated her way through the financial industry overseeing a wide variety of banking operational responsibilities. … Read more

Oklahoma-based MidFirst Bank to Acquire Houston Banking Locations of Amerant Bank

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based MidFirst Bank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Houston branches of Coral Gables, Florida-based Amerant Bank. Upon closing expected later this year, MidFirst Bank will add six Amerant Bank locations to the company’s footprint and gain Amerant Bank’s Houston client relationships totaling approximately $576 million in deposits and $529 … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Hires Gumbert for Commercial Lending in Fort Worth

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank has tapped Lexi Gumbert to serve as a Fort Worth commercial lender and vice president. She brings a diverse lending background to her new position. Prior to joining Valliance Bank, Gumbert served in commercial lending and credit analyst roles. “Lexi is one of the bright young stars in the Tarrant … Read more

Oklahoma-based InterBank Announces Chief Executive Officer Succession

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based InterBank’s longtime CEO Pascal Hosch retired at the end of 2023. He will continue to serve on the board of directors of both the bank and its holding company, Olney Bancshares of Texas Inc. The bank has tapped C.K. Lee to succeed Hosch. Hosch began his career at InterBank 30 years ago … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Hires McDonald as Relationship Manager in Fort Worth

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank has hired Ashleigh McDonald to serve as Fort Worth’s client relationship manager and assistant vice president. Prior to joining Valliance Bank, McDonald served as business development manager at a local boutique real estate firm. McDonald earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of Georgia. “I am incredibly excited … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Forms Fort Worth Advisory Board

On July 10, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank announced the establishment of a Fort Worth advisory board. The board will work in tandem with market president Chad Kerr and his team. “Each of these individuals brings their own unique gifts, talents and experiences,” Kerr notes. “We are excited to have them as part of the Vbank … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Names McClain President in McKinney

Oklahoma City-based Valliance Bank has named Cara McClain president of Valliance Bank McKinney. She brings a diverse banking background, as well as more than 25 years of banking experience to the McKinney team. For the past four years, McClain served as president of the private bank at Valliance McKinney. Prior to joining Valliance, she served … Read more

InterBank Hires Corcia to Serve as Chief Financial Officer in Fort Worth

C.K. Lee, president and chief operating officer at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based InterBank, has hired Chris Corcia to serve as chief financial officer at the bank’s financial center in Fort Worth. Corcia will lead the accounting, financial reporting, funds management, strategic financial planning and analysis, and will chair the bank’s asset/liability committee. Corcia joins InterBank after … Read more

Biggs Joins Oklahoma-based InterBank as Director of Deposit Operations

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based InterBank has hired Randy Biggs to serve as senior vice president/director of deposit operations. He will oversee the deposit operations’ managers and staff, enhance performance standards and establish goals and objectives for the deposit operations team. Biggs has served in leadership roles in Oklahoma City for more than 14 years, most recently … Read more

Fifty-six Bankers Complete 2022 Texas Tech School of Banking Program

The Texas Tech School of Banking recently completed its 2022 session. Banking professionals from across Texas and three other states convened at Rawls College of Business on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock for the program. Established in 1973, the school offers a blend of traditional academic coursework and interactive lecture sessions hosted … Read more