Susser Bank Taps Thurman as Relationship Manager

Drew Thurman has been hired by Arlington-based Susser Bank to serve as vice president/relationship manager. He will specialize in commercial banking services that support businesses of all sizes in their acquisitions, expansions and financing endeavors, collaborating closely with Texas entrepreneurs to achieve their financial goals. With seven years of experience, prior to joining Susser Bank, … Read more

Austin Bank Opens New Banking Center in Gilmer

On July 12, Jacksonville-based Austin Bank and the Gilmer Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new full-service banking center in Gilmer, Texas. The event was well attended by members of the Chamber and Gilmer ISD, business leaders, the Austin Bank leadership team and employees, along with associates of … Read more

Austin Bank Welcomes Four New Lenders

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the addition of four lenders. Lori Danielson was elected assistant vice president and relationship manager in Longview. She brings 11 years of business development, sales and management experience, most recently serving as area vice president of business development for Gentiva Health Services. She was owner … Read more

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

Veritex Community Bank Hires Blackburn as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager

Wyatt Blackburn has joined Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank as senior vice president and relationship manager, bringing more than 40 years of experience in launching, developing and managing operations for specialty property and casualty insurance company fronting platforms. His focus is on developing lending and banking relationships with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry. Blackburn … Read more

Frost Bank Again Receives High Number of Greenwich Excellence and Best Brand Awards  

San Antonio-based Frost Bank, one of the largest banks based in Texas, received 33 Greenwich Excellence and Best Brand Awards— the highest number received nationwide for the seventh consecutive year—for providing superior service, advice and performance to small-business and middle-market banking clients. Frost Bankwas the only Texas-based bank to receive national recognition for “Overall Satisfaction” … Read more

Sanchez Joins Bank of Texas as Relationship Manager in Fort Worth

Mark Nurdin, CEO of Bank of Texas, announced that the bank has hired Arthur Sanchez to serve as relationship manager in Fort Worth. Bank of Texas is a subsidiary of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial. Sanchez will handle small to mid-size commercial client relationships with annual sales of $5 million to $50 million in the Fort … Read more

Austin Bank Hires Thornton as Assistant Vice President and Relationship Manager

Chance Thornton has joined Jacksonville-based Austin Bank as assistant vice president and relationship manager in the Lufkin office. “Chance is a skilled banker with a strong commitment to the East Texas area,” says Jeff Austin III, chairman. “His experience and leadership will help to serve our Lufkin customers and the Austin Bank team.” With more … Read more

Independent Financial Expands Austin Lending Team to Meet Growing Demand

McKinney-based Independent Financial is expanding its Austin market lending team at both its downtown and West Lake Hills locations to help meet growing demand. Scott Daniels has been promoted to senior vice president and will assist commercial loan customers, evaluate real estate and service credit loans. Rick Lindley also represents Independent Financial and both Laurie … Read more

Bowden and Gerdes Join Bank of Texas’ Fort Worth Corporate Banking Team

Bank of Texas, part of Tulsa, Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Corp., has expanded its Fort Worth corporate banking team with the addition of Bryson Bowden and John Gerdes. Bowden joins as team lead of the corporate banking team and Gerdes as relationship manager, both reporting to Fort Worth Region CEO Mark Nurdin. The corporate banking team … Read more