Austin Bank Promotes Atkins and Welcomes Seifert

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced a promotion and a new hire, both approved at the bank’s November board meeting. Amanda Atkins has been promoted to vice president/retail market manager. She will be responsible for overseeing retail operations in six offices in the bank’s north and rural regions, … Read more

Cadence Bank Promotes Petersen to Executive Managing Director in Texas

Houston- and Tupelo, Mississippi-based Cadence Bank has promoted Randy Petersen to executive managing director. This promotion expands his role assuming responsibility for the bank’s Texas-based commercial and industrial group. He continues to oversee the energy finance group. Petersen has been with Cadence Bank since 2010. In 2019, he played a pivotal role in launching the … Read more

First National Bank of Bastrop Names Valderrama Austin Market President

First National Bank of Bastrop has promoted Fil Valderrama to serve as Austin market president. He will take the helm at the Austin loan production office to further grow this market and oversee area lenders. Valderrama has been a member of the First National Bank of Bastrop team for more than 32 years. He previously … Read more

Pascar Promoted to Chief Operating Officer at R Bank

Round Rock-based R Bank has promoted Jennifer Pascar to senior vice president and chief operating officer. She previously served as senior operations officer. Pascar has been with R Bank for the past 13-and-a-half years. Prior to joining R Bank, she was a senior personal banker with Frost Bank. She launched her community banking career in … Read more

Texas Capital Appoints McDonald to Lead Business Banking

On September 21, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, announced that Amos McDonald has been appointed head of business banking. He is based in The Woodlands and is responsible for setting and driving production goals within the firm’s business banking division and leading a seasoned team of bankers. McDonald … Read more

Tinnell Appointed Chief of Staff at American Bank

Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced the recent appointment of Suzelle Tinnell as chief of staff. Making the announcement was Stephen C. Raffaele, president and CEO. Tinnell joined American Bank in 2012 as manager of the bank’s project management office. She later transitioned to chief deposit services officer and eventually to director of enterprise planning and … Read more

Community National Bank Announces New Hires and Promotions

Midland-based Community National Bank has announced the hiring of new officers and officer promotions. Kami Little has been hired to serve as assistant vice president/BSA officer. Raul Stevens has been promoted to bank officer/portfolio manager. Peyton Sifrit has joined Community National Bank as bank officer/public relations, Lubbock market. Chris McGinnis has been hired to serve … Read more

Dannevik Named Lubbock Market President for Vista Bank

Dallas-based Vista Bank has hired Paul Dannevik to serve as Lubbock market president, which includes the company’s operations center and three banking centers. With more than 17 years of banking experience, his career has focused on commercial, industrial, mortgage and real estate banking. Most recently, Dannevik served as senior vice president/regional manager for Lubbock National … Read more

Whitson Named Director of Texas Department of Banking’s Bank and Trust Supervision

On September 5, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the appointment of Jared A. Whitson as director of bank and trust supervision for the Texas Department of Banking. The appointment is effective immediately. Whitson began his career with the Texas Department of Banking in 2004 as an assistant examiner and later earned his commission … Read more

Louisiana-based Investar Promotes Hidalgo-DeKeyzer to Chief Banking Officer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Investar Bank NA, which has banking offices in the Houston region, has promoted Holly Hidalgo-DeKeyzer to chief banking officer. She will lead the bank’s consumer lending, retail, and business banking teams. Hidalgo-DeKeyzer has been with Investar Bank since its founding in 2006, serving as the central region president. Under her leadership, the … Read more