Michael and Noyce Named Regional Executives at SouthStar Bank

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank announced that Alexis Michael and Ryan Noyce have been named regional executives of the bank’s urban north and urban south regions. The announcement was made by Brent Gibbs, executive vice president and chief lending officer. Michael has been with SouthStar Bank since 2018, starting as branch executive of the Leander branch and … Read more

NBT Financial Bank Hires Hailer and Promotes Pushee

Fort Worth-based NBT Financial Bank announced a promotion and a new hire in May. Donna Haisler has joined the bank as first vice president/HR manager. She has been in banking for more than 36 years. She previously served as chief operating officer at Providence Bank and, prior to that, at Southwest Securities FSB. Haisler earned … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Names McClain President in McKinney

Oklahoma City-based Valliance Bank has named Cara McClain president of Valliance Bank McKinney. She brings a diverse banking background, as well as more than 25 years of banking experience to the McKinney team. For the past four years, McClain served as president of the private bank at Valliance McKinney. Prior to joining Valliance, she served … Read more

Tippit Named Executive Vice President Over Divisions at Texas Regional Bank

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has promoted John Tippit IV to executive vice president over divisions. He will oversee multiple divisions in the newly created role, including trust, wealth management, mortgage, capital markets and insurance. Tippit joined Texas Regional Bank in 2016 as an investment advisor in the bank’s wealth management division. He was promoted to … Read more

American Bank Names Medina Branch Manager at Austin Westlake Branch

Stephanie Medina was recently promoted to branch manager for Corpus Christi-based American Bank’s Austin Westlake branch, located at 3520 Bee Caves Rd. Making the announcement was John Greenwood, Austin market president. Medina joined American Bank in 2008 as a teller at the bank’s Victoria branch. Since that time, she’s held numerous roles, including personal banker … Read more

Austin Bank Promotes Wallum to Vice President

Jarrod Wallum has been elected vice president at Jacksonville-based Austin Bank. The promotion was announced by Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board. With nine years of experience in financial services, Wallum joined the bank in 2018 as a banking officer and location president in the Troup office. He was promoted to assistant vice president … Read more

Alabama-based Regions Bank Appoints Evans Market Executive in San Antonio

On April 5, Birmingham, Alabama-based Regions Bank announced that Mark Evans will serve as the company’s first market executive focused exclusively on San Antonio and surrounding areas as the bank builds on its Texas presence. Regions Bank has strategically expanded across the Lone Star State in recent years, including branching out into Houston, Dallas, Fort … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Appoints Searls Vice President of Financial Sector and Policy Analysis

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Seth Searls vice president of financial sector and policy analysis in the research department. His appointment is effective May 1. He will lead a team providing insights on global financial market developments, specifically relating to monetary policy. Searls joins the bank from the Federal Reserve Bank of New … Read more

Third Coast Bancshares Names Deckert Chief Operating Officer, Announces Additional Promotions

On February 16, the board of directors of Third Coast Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Humble-based Third Coast Bank SSB, appointed Michael Deckert executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company. He has served as chief operating officer of Third Coast Bank since January 2022. Prior to joining the Third Coast Bank, Deckert … Read more

American Bank Promotes De Leon to Regional Manager

In late January, Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced the promotion of Amanda De Leon to regional manager. Making the announcement was Mark Meyer, South Texas market president. In her new role, De Leon will be responsible for overseeing branch operations for American Bank’s South Texas market, including all locations in Corpus Christi and its branches … Read more