Norris Named Director of Information Technology Security Examinations at Texas Department of Banking

On February 1, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the appointment of Ruth Price Norris as director of information technology security examinations at the Texas Department of Banking. Norris graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BBA degree in finance/banking and financial institutions in 2005. She joined the Texas Department of Banking in … Read more

Chadli Retiring as Chief Financial Officer from Texas Department of Banking

Sami Chadli, chief financial officer for the Texas Department of Banking for the past 11 years, has announced that he will retire on December 31, 2023. “We would like to congratulate Sami for decades of service to the State of Texas and his commitment and loyalty to the citizens of Texas and the Department of … Read more

Texas Department of Banking Names Garcia Chief Information Officer

On September 25, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the appointment of Jesse H. Garcia Jr. as the chief information officer at the Texas Department of Banking, effective October 1. He will be responsible for the daily operations and future technological advancement plans of the department’s information technology division. Garcia brings to the department … 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

Texas Banking Commissioner Names Wisian Houston Regional Director

On August 16, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the appointment of Gregory Cole Wisian as Houston regional director of the bank and trust supervision division for the Texas Department of Banking. The appointment is effective September 1. Wisian will be responsible for the bank supervisory activities of the Houston regional office and its … Read more

SWGSB’s Schmid Named 10th President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

On August 2, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s (Kansas City Fed) board of directors announced that Jeffrey R. Schmid, president and CEO of the SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation at Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business, has been appointed president and CEO of the Kansas City Fed, effective August 21. Schmid … Read more

Texas Department of Banking’s Houston Regional Director Willardson to Retire 

Jacqueline Willardson, director of the Texas Department of Banking’s Houston regional office, is retiring after 29 years of service with the agency. Her retirement is effective August 31. She has had the responsibility for reviewing examination reports, monitoring the financial conditions of banks within the region, interacting with bankers and fielding their questions, assisting with … Read more

OCC Officials Visit with Community Bankers in West Texas

Michael Hsu, acting comptroller of the currency, and Dr. Yue (Nina) Chen, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s (OCC) newly appointed chief climate risk officer, visited Texas in mid-September to meet with OCC-regulated community bank leaders in Lubbock. Among other topics on the agenda, Hsu was focused on better understanding climate risk and its … Read more

Walker, Texas Department of Banking’s Dallas Regional Director, to Retire

Larry W. Walker, director of the Texas Department of Banking’s Dallas regional office, is retiring after 42 years of service. His retirement is effective July 31. Walker joined the Texas Department of Banking in 1980 as an assistant financial examiner in Corpus Christi and was promoted to commissioned examiner in 1983. In 1993, he was … Read more

Governor Abbott Appoints Green to Finance Commission of Texas

On June 27, Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Marty Green, principal at the law firm Polunsky Beitel Green (PBG), to the Finance Commission of Texas, the body that regulates the state’s consumer credit, banking and mortgage lending activity. Widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost legal authorities on residential mortgage lending, … Read more