Austin Bank Elects Seay Senior Vice President and Loan Servicing/Special Assets Manager

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the promotion of Shannon Seay to senior vice president and loan servicing/special assets manager. She oversees the special assets department and supervises real estate appraisal ordering and review. Seay joined Austin Bank in 2007 as a junior credit analyst, bringing with her five years of … Read more

Comerica Bank Names Raines to Lead Retail Bank Operations in North Texas, Arizona and Florida

On November 10, Dallas-based Comerica Bank announced that it has named Andrew Raines senior vice president/retail regional director for the bank’s North Texas, Arizona and Florida region. He will report to Rhonda Davenport Johnson, national director of the retail bank. Raines will be responsible for the development and effective leadership of the banking center network. He … Read more

Ozona Bank Hires Babb, Promotes Ritchie and Bolanos

Ozona Bank recently announced two promotions and a new hire. Regan Ritchie has been promoted to vice president/compliance officer. She will also serve as CRA officer and Safe Act officer. Ritchie began her career with Ozona Bank in 2008 as a teller and has served in numerous positions. Yessica Bolanos has been promoted to assistant … Read more

Croasdale Named Houston Galleria Market President at Guaranty Bank & Trust

Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust recently promoted Katie Croasdale to market president of the bank’s Galleria location in Houston. She has been with Guaranty Bank & Trust since 2018. Croasdale began her 25-year banking career while attending college and has gained comprehensive experience and expertise in accounting, analysis, internal auditing, operations and commercial lending. … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank’s Carter Promoted to Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Greg Carter, who joined Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank in 2014 as vice president/talent acquisition manager, has been promoted to senior vice president/senior talent acquisition partner. In this role, he will focus on senior-level recruiting, including commercial banking roles such as market presidents and commercial lenders. First United Bank operates 40 branches in Texas. “Greg … Read more

SouthStar Bank Promotes Garza to Branch Executive in Georgetown

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank recently announced that it has promoted Jesica Garza to vice president of lending/branch executive at the Georgetown branch. She has been with SouthStar Bank for three years as a portfolio lender, specializing in land and construction financing. She has multiple years of prior experience in mortgage lending. As a certified mortgage planning … Read more

FirstBank Southwest Promotes Mathias to Amarillo Market President

Amarillo-based FirstBank Southwest recently announced the promotion of Matt Mathias to Amarillo market president. He has been with the bank since 2018 and in the financial services industry for more than 22 years. Prior to this promotion, Mathias served as senior vice president of the bank’s commercial lending team at its downtown banking center in … Read more

Yoakum National Bank Hires Rochelle in West Houston Lender, Promotes Griffith in Odessa

Yoakum-based Yoakum National Bank has announced the hiring of a new lender for its West Houston loan production office, as well as the promotion of a lender in Odessa. Graydon Rochelle has been hired as vice president/commercial lending for the bank’s LPO in West Houston, responsible for generating and supporting both individual and commercial relationships … Read more

FirstBank & Trust Promotes Langehennig to Private Banker 

Shawn Knox, executive vice president of consumer lending at Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent promotion of Dena Langehennig to private banker. Langehennig will office at the Midland location at 1111 W. Wall St. She has worked at FirstBank & Trust in Midland for the past 10 years. Since launching her banking career in … Read more

Independent Financial Appoints Strodel Chief Banking Officer

On September 6, Independent Bank Group Inc., the holding company for McKinney-based Independent Financial, announced the appointment of Dan Strodel as executive vice president and chief banking officer. He will be responsible for key revenue-generating lines of business, including commercial, middle-market and specialty banking, treasury solutions, SBA, mortgage and private capital management. “Dan has been … Read more