First Financial Bank Promotes Caillier to Southeast Region President

The board of directors of Abilene-based First Financial Bank’s Southeast region has announced the promotion of Blaine Caillier to regional president. The announcement was made by Stephen Lee, South Texas area banking executive. Caillier started his career at First Financial Bank just over 13 years ago and most recently served as the Mid-County market president … Read more

Delaware-based PNC Hires Texas Bankers for Central Texas Market

Wilmington, Delaware-based PNC Bank announced a number of new hires over the past month at its Central Texas offices in Austin and San Antonio. PNC Bank has hired Charlie Chadderdon to serve as senior vice president and managing director of corporate and institutional banking in Austin. He is a FINRA-licensed banker with more than a … Read more

Wallis Bank Opens Loan Production Office in Arizona

Wallis-based Wallis Bank recently opened a loan production office in the Phoenix, Arizona, metro area. This is the bank’s first location in Arizona. “We have an excellent regional president, Ketan Patel, who has been in the banking industry for more than 20 years,” says Asif Dakri, CEO. “We see Phoenix as a vibrant, fast-paced, growing … Read more

Knudson Named Regional President and Head of Commercial Banking for PNC Bank in Austin

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based PNC Bank NA recently announced that Dillan Knudson has been named regional president/head of commercial banking in Austin. PNC Financial Services Group Inc., PNC Bank’s parent company, completed its acquisition of BBVA USA Bancshares Inc., the parent company of BBVA USA, on June 1. Knudson most recently served as Houston CEO for BBVA … Read more

Encore Bank Expands to Dallas/Fort Worth, Hires Massad and Jones to Lead Markets

On September 24, Little Rock, Arkansas-based Encore Bank announced its expansion into Dallas and Fort Worth. Marc Massad has been named executive vice president/regional president in Dallas, and Scott Jones has been named executive vice president and regional president of Tarrant County. Massad is a 16-year Texas banking veteran. He was senior vice president/ commercial … Read more

Monk Celebrates 50 Years in Texas Banking

David Monk

This month, David Kelton Monk is celebrating 50 years in the Texas banking industry and he’s not done yet. He launched his banking career in September 1970 as a teller at Citizens State Bank in Malakoff. From 1972 to 1980, he served as vice president at First Savings & Loan in Athens. He then worked … Read more