Engemoen Succeeds Stapp as President and CEO of R Bank

Round Rock-based R Bank has named Todd Engemoen president and CEO. His experience includes strategic planning, operational excellence and customer-centric initiatives. Engemoen succeeds Steve Stapp as president and CEO. Stapp recently announced his retirement after 16 years with R Bank. During his tenure there, he led the bank from a single location with 12 employees … Read more

Calhoun, Former University of Texas–Tyler President, Elected to Southside Bancshares Board

On May 15, Southside Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Tyler-based Southside Bank, announced the election of Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun to the company’s board of directors. He was also appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Calhoun has served a combined 22 years as the president of the University of Texas–Tyler and the University … Read more

Donahoe Appointed President of Southside Bancshares Inc. and Southside Bank

On May 16, the boards of Southside Bancshares Inc. and Tyler-based Southside Bank unanimously approved the appointment of Keith Donahoe to serve as president of the company and the bank. Lee R. Gibson will continue as chief executive officer of the company and the bank. Donahoe has almost 30 years of experience in banking in … Read more

Arkansas-based Centennial Bank Names Tipton CEO, Hester President

Home BancShares Inc. and its subsidiary, Conway, Arkansas-based Centennial Bank, have announced changes to its management team as the bank celebrates 25 years in business. Stephen Tipton has been named chief executive officer of Centennial Bank. In addition to the role of chief lending officer, Kevin Hester has been named president of both Home BancShares and … Read more

Amegy Bank Promotes Munguia to Dallas/Fort Worth Region President and CEO

Houston-based Amegy Bank recently announced that Dallas native Carlos Munguia has been promoted from Dallas region president to president and CEO of Amegy Bank–Dallas/Fort Worth. In his expanded role, he will lead the bank’s strategic expansion, business development and brand awareness efforts across the metroplex. “In arguably the most diversified economic city in the U.S., … Read more

Citizens National Bank at Brownwood Promotes Johnson to CEO, Hair to Executive Vice President

Citizens National Bank at Brownwood announced that J.D. Johnson, currently serving as president, has been named chief executive officer. He will continue in his role as president as well. The announcement was made by Calvin Fryar, chairman of the board. Johnson brings more than 15 years of commercial banking experience across several markets in Central … Read more

Laird Retiring as Vice Chair of First State Bank

Jess Laird, vice chairman of Athens-based First State Bank, is retiring on March 12 after 36 years of service. Laird began his banking career with First State Bank in 1988 as a loan officer. In 1999, he was named president and chief executive officer. In 2019, he was elected vice chairman by the First State … Read more

Rine Promoted to President of Missouri-based UMB Financial Corp.

UMB Financial Corp., the holding company for Kansas City, Missouri-based UMB Bank, announced that Jim Rine has been promoted to president of the company, in addition to his current role as president and chief executive officer of UMB Bank. UMB Bank currently has four branches in North Texas. According to a press release announcing Rine’s … Read more

Texas Regional Bank Names Austin President of North Texas Region and Commercial Banking

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has hired Mandy Austin to serve as president of the bank’s North Texas region and commercial banking. The bank has five branch locations across the metroplex in Dallas, Southlake, Denton, Krum and Fort Worth, with a sixth location under renovation at Lovers Lane and the Dallas North Tollway. The bank also … Read more

Pilgrim Bank Announces Key Leadership Developments

At Pittsburg-based Pilgrim Bank’s December 2023 board meeting, Ken Pilgrim, senior chairman, and Lanny Brenner, chairman, along with the board of directors, announced several promotions and appointments. Brad Lowry has been named president and chief lending officer, and appointed to the board as an advisory director. Lowry joined Pilgrim Bank in 2004 as a management … Read more