Austin Bank Employees Receive Promotions in March

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced promotions of employees approved at the March 2023 board of directors meeting. Lynn Littlejohn has been named chief human resources officer. Littlejohn, senior executive vice president, received a title change as she continues in her leadership role overseeing the bank’s human resources … Read more

Austin Bank’s Merkley and Mireles Receive Promotions

Jacksonville-based Austin Bank promoted two employees in February. Danielle Merkley has been elected bank officer. She joined Austin Bank in 2011 as a teller in the Longview Oak Forest office. In 2012, she transitioned to a customer service representative at the Greggton location in Longview, where she also served as a CSR regional trainer. She … Read more

First United Bank Announces 2023 Promotions

Lubbock-based Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for First United Bank, has announced the following promotions: Amy Punchard, senior vice president, has been with the bank since 2012 and has almost 19 years of marketing experience. She serves as chief marketing director and offices at the Lubbock-Northwest banking center. Cheryl Huey, senior vice president, has … Read more

First Texas National Bank Promotes Three, Including Farris to CEO

Tom Farris, chairman of Floydada-based First Texas National Bank, has announced the following promotions. T.K. Farris has been named chief executive officer of the bank. A graduate of Texas Christian University and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, Farris has been with First Texas National Bank since 2017. His experience is … Read more

Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Promotes Five Team Members

Rusty Hitt, CEO of Corsicana-based Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, has announced the promotion of five bank officers in Waxahachie, Fairfield, Corsicana and Leon County. Alfred Vega was promoted to executive vice president/chief credit officer. He has been with the bank’s Waxahachie location since 2016. Vega graduated from the University of Texas–Arlington, where … Read more

First Liberty Bank’s Board Announces Promotions for the New Year

Liberty-based First Liberty Bank announced a number of promotions during its board of directors meeting held in mid-December. “These talented individuals have played a big part in our success as a community bank through their hard work and dedication,” says Charles McGuire, chairman. “Our board of directors takes great pleasure in recognizing these deserving individuals … Read more

Legend Bank Announces New Tarrant County Lending Team

On January 13, Bowie-based Legend Bank announced its new Tarrant County lending team comprised of four commercial lenders and four loan operations and support personnel. They will serve North Richland Hills and surrounding areas. The new team includes Mike Monroe, Lee Herron, Mark Piland and Ryan Sanford, with support from operational staff members Kerri Berkley, Dale Williams, … Read more

Ozona Bank Announces Promotions in Wimberley, San Antonio and Ozona

Ozona Bank has announced several promotions in the new year. Raul Pina has been promoted to vice president/credit analyst II and offices out of Ozona Bank’s San Antonio branch. He has been with the bank since 2020. Pina has 22 years of banking experience, with 14 years focused on commercial credit. Stacy Guzman (no photograph … Read more

Jacksonville-based Austin Bank Promotes Trujillo and Rodarte

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced two promotions approved at the January 2023 board of directors meeting. Julisa Trujillo has been elected to serve as assistant vice president. A member of the human resources department, she joined Austin Bank in 2017, bringing with her several years of recruiting experience from a … Read more

WestStar Bank Promotes Rodriguez, Harris and Hernandez to Executive Vice Presidents

On January 23, El Paso-based WestStar Bank announced the executive vice president promotions of Lee Rodriguez, chief human resource officer; Jerry Harris, chief credit officer; and Orlando Hernandez, chief information officer. Rodriguez has served as chief human resource officer with WestStar Bank for almost 20 years. She manages all aspects of human resources, as well … Read more