In Memoriam: Emmet Ross Harris

Longtime banker Emmet Ross Harris, affectionately known as “Big Daddy” by his grandchildren, passed away on October 10. He was 75. In 2010, Harris was diagnosed with liver cancer. After exhausting other treatment options, he received a liver transplant in 2012. He was fortunate to receive this gift of life from an unknown organ donor, … Read more

Kaplan to Retire as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

On September 27, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced that President and CEO Rob Kaplan will retire from the bank effective October 8, 2021. He has served as the 13th president and CEO of the Dallas Fed since 2015. Prior to that, he was the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and a senior … Read more

Kidd Named President of the National Bank of Andrews

Ricky Kidd has been named president of the National Bank of Andrews, as announced in August by CEO Russell Shannon. Kidd has more than 37 years of banking and commercial lending experience in Andrews and the surrounding region. He joined the National Bank of Andrews in 1983 and was promoted to assistant vice president of … Read more

Security National Bank Realigns Executive Leadership Roles

Omaha, Nebraska-based Security National Bank, which operates in Dallas, has realigned executive leadership roles to ensure the bank remains family-owned and positioned for future growth. James “Jim” E. Landen retains his role as executive chairman, while Clarence “C.L.” L. Landen III has been named chief executive officer. Tim Sullivan joins the bank as president. “Security … Read more

Independent Bank Group Appoints Hobbs President and Chief Operating Officer

On September 14, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc., the parent company of Independent Bank, announced changes to its executive leadership with the appointment of Michael Hobbs as president and chief operating officer. David R. Brooks will remain chairman and CEO and continue to serve as the company’s and bank’s principal executive officer, but he will … Read more

Bank of Brenham Founder Lee Gaskamp Passes Away

Longtime Texas banker Lee Roy Gaskamp Jr., 69, passed away on September 6 after an exhausting battle with COVID-19. During his lifetime, he served at several community banks and as a commissioned state bank examiner with the Texas Department of Banking before founding the Bank of Brenham in 2001. He served as the bank’s president … Read more

In Memoriam: Lowell ‘Stretch’ Smith Jr.

Lowell “Stretch” Smith Jr., longtime banker and avid civic supporter in Johnson County, passed away on August 29. He was 88. For decades, he helped lead the First State Bank of Rio Vista. Smith grew up on a family ranch near Rio Vista. Many people knew him as “Stretch,” a nickname acquired from his high … Read more

Mississippi’s BancorpSouth Hires Bain as Community Bank President in Sherman

Tupelo, Mississippi-based BancorpSouth Bank has hired Will Bain as community bank president at its branch in Sherman, Texas. He has more than 11 years of banking experience, including work as a commercial lender and credit underwriter. Bain earned a bachelor’s degree and an MBA degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and is a student at … Read more

IBC Bank–Corpus Christi Announces Promotion of Barrera to President and CEO

The board of directors of IBC Bank–Corpus Christi recently appointed Gustavo A. Barrera to lead its Corpus Christi region as president and CEO. With more than 26 years of community banking experience, all with IBC Bank, Barrera’s knowledge and expertise have contributed to the overall growth and success of the Corpus Christi region and business … Read more

Long Succeeds Williams as President and CEO of The First National Bank of Sterling City

The board of directors of The First National Bank of Sterling City has named Scot Long president and CEO. He replaces Roger D. Williams, who has held the office of president and CEO for the past 37 years. Williams will become an employee of the bank holding company, Sterling City Banc Shares Inc., and remain … Read more