Oklahoma-based First United Bank Opens New Branch in Plano

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has opened a new location in Plano. The bank calls itself a “values-based organization committed to helping people live a lifestyle [the bank describes as] ‘Spend Life Wisely’—centered around four pillars: faith, financial well-being, health and wellness, and personal growth.” In April, the bank is hosting grand-opening events, inviting the … Read more

Frost Bank Opens Two More Financial Centers in 28-branch Dallas Expansion

San Antonio-based Frost Bank’s Central Plano and Northwest Dallas locations—the seventh and eighth of 28 new financial centers to open in the bank’s Dallas region expansion—are open for business. The Central Plano branch opened on November 14 and the Northwest Dallas branch opened on the morning of December 12. A 154-year-old bank with deep Texas … Read more

American Banker’s 2022 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2022 list of the “Best Banks to Work For,” which includes 11 banks based in Texas or with operations in Texas among the 90 listed. Like last year, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. Greater Community Bank in Rome, Georgia, is the smallest bank … Read more

Krebbs Promoted to Plano-Parkwood President at First United Bank

Justin Krebbs was recently promoted to community bank president for the Plano-Parkwood branch of Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank. He joined First United Bank in 2019 and has more than 22 years of banking experience specializing in all types of commercial lending, leading markets in Oklahoma and Texas and a track record of building high-performing … Read more

Lane and Jamison Promoted in North Texas at Oklahoma-based First United Bank

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank recently announced two executive promotions in North Texas. Ted Lane has been promoted to director of treasury management services. A certified treasury professional, Lane joined First United in 2021 with more than 28 years of financial experience specializing in business development, commercial banking and merchant services. He has played a … Read more

First Foundation Bank Opens New Branch in Plano

On May 9, Dallas-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and Irvine, California-based First Foundation Bank, announced that it has opened a new branch in Plano. Along with First Foundation Inc.’s principal executive office in Dallas, the new branch—located at 1601 Preston Rd., Ste. K, in Plano—expands the … Read more

American Banker’s 2021 ‘Best Banks to Work For‘ List Includes Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2021 list of the “Best Banks to Work For”—aka: “Best Banks to Keep Working For”—which includes 10 banks based in Texas among the 90 listed. Explaining the slight change in the title of this year’s list, American Banker notes that “good employees are hard to find—and keep. Competition for talent … Read more

Citizens Bank Promotes Cozart, Jackson, McKnight and Pearson

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank announced the promotions of four of its officers at the Kilgore and Plano locations. Michael Cozart has been promoted to vice president by the board of directors. He joined Citizens Bank in 2014 as a credit analyst in the bank’s location in The Woodlands. In 2017, he was promoted to assistant vice … Read more

Former Intuit and Ally Bank Leaders Saintil and Yastine Join Alkami Board

Plano-based Alkami Technology Inc., a leading cloud-based digital banking solutions provider for U.S.-based financial institutions, has appointed Merline Saintil and Barbara A. Yastine to its board of directors. Saintil currently serves on the boards of Banner Corp., Lightspeed and ShotSpotter Inc. She has operationalized strategy and developed global award-winning products in iconic Fortune 500 and privately … Read more