Miller Promoted to President of Commercial and Corporate Banking at FirstBank Southwest

Amarillo-based FirstBank Southwest recently announced the promotion of Will Miller to president of commercial and corporate banking. He has worked for FirstBank Southwest for 27 years and has served as the Amarillo market president and chief lending officer for the past eight years. In his new position, he will supervise the market presidents in each … Read more

Independent Financial Expands Austin Lending Team to Meet Growing Demand

McKinney-based Independent Financial is expanding its Austin market lending team at both its downtown and West Lake Hills locations to help meet growing demand. Scott Daniels has been promoted to senior vice president and will assist commercial loan customers, evaluate real estate and service credit loans. Rick Lindley also represents Independent Financial and both Laurie … Read more

Guaranty Bank & Trust Promotes Brown to Austin Area Chairman and Executive Officer

Travis Brown has been promoted to Austin area chairman/executive officer for Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust. A third-generation Austinite, he has more than 17 years of commercial banking experience in Central Texas, working with a variety of businesses, investors and industries. Brown earned his BBA degree with honors from St. Edwards University in Austin … Read more

Independent Bank Group Appoints Langdale Chief Financial Officer

On July 29, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc. announced the appointment of Paul Langdale as chief financial officer. He is replacing Michelle Hickox, who has served as CFO of Independent Bank Group Inc. and its subsidiary, Independent Bank, since 2012. She will remain employed in an advisory capacity to facilitate the transition until October 1. … Read more

Chavez Promoted to Business Banker at FirstBank & Trust

On July 20, Chad Alexander, south region president of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent promotion of Jessica Chavez to business banker. Chavez will office at the bank’s Odessa location at 7281 Tres Hermanas Blvd. “Jessica has been an integral member of the FBT team for many years and she has shown a talent … Read more

Amegy Bank Promotes Garza and Higtower to Executive Vice Presidents

Natalie Garza and Ryan Hightower have both been promoted to executive vice president at Houston-based Amegy Bank. In their respective roles, they will provide executive leadership and continue their efforts in the commercial lending group. Having joined Amegy Bank after completing the company’s credit training program, both have more than 30 years of combined commercial … Read more

Amegy Bank Promotes Maben to Chief Operating Officer

Houston-based Amegy Bank named Diane Maben chief operating officer in June. She was promoted to this newly created position after serving as Amegy Bank’s executive vice president and manager of administrative services. She will continue to provide direction to the operational functions of the bank and partner with the chief executive officer and president on … 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

Comerica Bank Taps Cohn to Lead its Central and South Texas Retail Team

Dallas-based Comerica Bank has announced that Vickie Cohn will lead its Central and South Texas retail team, replacing Theresa Bazan, who recently was promoted to national sales enablement director for consumer and small business banking. In this senior vice president role, Cohn will be responsible for the development and leadership of the Austin, Kerrville, Houston and … Read more

Louisiana-based Origin Bank Promotes Frahm to Regional Production Manager in Texas

Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank has promoted Ryan Frahm to regional production manager/senior vice president–Texas. He has nearly 20 years of mortgage and banking experience. He joined Origin Bank in 2017 as a mortgage loan officer and most recently served as the branch manager and market leader for South Dallas. In his new role, Frahm will … Read more