Independent Bankers Association of Texas Names Iacoponelli President of IBAT Education Foundation

On June 3, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) announced that Shay Iacoponelli has been elected president of the IBAT Education Foundation by the association’s board of directors. The IBAT Education Foundation helps “build better bankers” by offering education programs for community bankers at every stage of their career. IBAT’s education opportunities include IBAT’s … 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

Interstate Bank Announces Retirement of President/Chief Operating Officer Ogden

Perryton-based Interstate Bank recently announced the retirement of president/chief operating officer Joe Ogden, effective June 30. He has served the bank for 41 years and has held the position of president and chief operating officer since 2014. Ogden will remain on the bank’s board of directors, a position he has held since 2010. “We congratulate … Read more

FirstCapital Bank of Texas Appoints Bishop Bank President

Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas has promoted Jeremy Bishop to bank president. He will continue to office at the bank’s downtown location in Midland. Since 2017, Bishop has served as Midland market president. He has 15 years of bank industry experience and specializes in commercial lending. “During his 15 years at FirstCapital Bank of Texas, Jeremy has … Read more

Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. Announces Senior Leadership Role Changes

On April 22, Pine Bluff, Arkansas-based Simmons First National Corp. announced changes to certain senior leadership roles. The following changes were effective as of April 26. Simmons Bank operates 23 branches in Texas. Bob Fehlman has been named president and chief operating officer of Simmons First National Corp. and Simmons Bank. In these roles, he … Read more

Liberty Capital Bank Announces Appointment of Friend as President

Addison-based Liberty Capital Bank has promoted Ryan Friend to president. Friend, who presently serves as senior vice president, will be promoted to president effective June 1. He assumes the responsibilities from his mentor, Robin Wantland, who is retiring following a successful 42-year career in banking, 10 of them with Liberty Capital Bank. “I consider it … Read more

Spiller Retires from Junction National Bank

After 50 years of extraordinary service and dedication to Junction National Bank and its customers, former bank president Rob Roy Spiller retired on April 1. He will maintain his position as chairman of the board. Spiller was raised on the family ranch near Junction in Kimble County, a ranch he now owns and operates. A … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Welcomes New Denton Banking Group

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently welcomed a new lending team to serve the Denton area. Ernie McGee serves as president; James E. Posey and Alex Eysermans serve as senior vice presidents and commercial loan officers; Kevin Hodge serves as a commercial loan officer; and Jeanette Hoffman serves as senior lending assistant. The new Denton banking group marks … Read more

Bradford, Horizon Bankshares Chair, to Retire

George M. Bradford, who helped lead Fort Worth-based The National Bank of Texas for decades, will retire in April as the chairman of the bank’s holding company, Horizon Bankshares. The announcement was made by Wade Donnell, the bank’s current CEO, along with the board of directors. Bradford’s banking career started in 1972 at The First … Read more

Rogers Joins Yoakum National Bank as President, Majewski Hired as West Houston Market President

Yoakum-based Yoakum National Bank recently announced the hiring of two new executives. Monty Rogers has been named the bank’s 12th president. He will also serve as chief lending officer. In addition to responsibilities for overseeing lending across the organization, Rogers will focus on growth opportunities for the bank in the wider region. He will report … Read more