Lee Succeeds Sharp as President and CEO of First National Bank of Bastrop

Stephen Lee has assumed the roles of president and CEO of the First National Bank of Bastrop, succeeding Reid Sharp, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Lee has more than 30 years of banking experience, including serving for the past 17 years as president and CEO of the southeast region at … Read more

After Decades of Service, Payne and Cowell Retire from Guaranty Bank & Trust

Two esteemed banking executives retired this spring from Mt. Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust. Clifton A. “Cappy” Payne has retired after 40 years with Guaranty Bank & Trust. He joined the bank in 1984, became controller in 1988 and was elected to the board of directors of both the bank and the holding company in … Read more

Laird Retiring as Vice Chair of First State Bank

Jess Laird, vice chairman of Athens-based First State Bank, is retiring on March 12 after 36 years of service. Laird began his banking career with First State Bank in 1988 as a loan officer. In 1999, he was named president and chief executive officer. In 2019, he was elected vice chairman by the First State … Read more

Oklahoma-based InterBank Announces Chief Executive Officer Succession

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based InterBank’s longtime CEO Pascal Hosch retired at the end of 2023. He will continue to serve on the board of directors of both the bank and its holding company, Olney Bancshares of Texas Inc. The bank has tapped C.K. Lee to succeed Hosch. Hosch began his career at InterBank 30 years ago … Read more

TIB Announces Officer Promotions at Year’s End, Names Velekei Chief Financial Officer

On December 15, Farmers Branch-based TIB NA announced several officer promotions at its monthly board meeting, including a new executive vice president. Dawn Velekei was promoted to executive vice president and chief financial officer. She has more than 30 years of experience in banking. She launched her career as an account services specialist at a … 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

Hodges Retiring as President and CEO of First National Bank of Granbury, Webb to Take Helm

After 52 years of service, James Hodges, president and CEO of First National Bank of Granbury, is retiring effective January 1, 2024. He will maintain a seat on the board of directors. Mark Webb, executive vice president and chief lending officer since 2015, has been tapped to succeed Hodges as president and CEO. Hodges attended … Read more

Comerica Inc. Names Goldman Chief Risk Officer, Oberg to Retire in 2024

On November 9, Dallas-based Comerica Inc. announced that Brian Goldman has been named senior executive vice president and chief risk officer, effective December 4. He succeeds Jay Oberg who is expected to retire in December 2024 following more than 32 years with Comerica. Oberg will remain a senior executive vice president at Comerica until his … Read more

After Almost Three Decades, Scurlock Retiring from Community Banking Association

When Steve Scurlock retires on December 31 of this year, he will do so after almost 29 years of faithful service leading the government relations efforts of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). While intending to spend just a few years at IBAT and then move on, Scurlock instead became a champion for community … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank President and CEO Schaffner to Retire in 2024

On November 20, Hilltop Holdings Inc. announced that Jerry Schaffner, president and CEO of Hilltop Holdings’ banking subsidiary, Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank, is retiring on May 1, 2024. At that time, Jeremy B. Ford, Hilltop Holdings president and CEO, will become CEO of PlainsCapital Bank. In anticipation of the transition, PlainsCapital Bank’s COO Brian Heflin has … Read more