Schmid Becomes Sixth President and CEO of SWGSB Foundation

Jeff Schmid has joined the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation as president and CEO, effective September 1. The move comes as S. Scott MacDonald Ph.D. retires from the position after 24 years of service to the foundation, headquartered at the Cox School of Business on the campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in … Read more

IBC Bank–Corpus Christi Announces Promotion of Barrera to President and CEO

The board of directors of IBC Bank–Corpus Christi recently appointed Gustavo A. Barrera to lead its Corpus Christi region as president and CEO. With more than 26 years of community banking experience, all with IBC Bank, Barrera’s knowledge and expertise have contributed to the overall growth and success of the Corpus Christi region and business … Read more

Long Succeeds Williams as President and CEO of The First National Bank of Sterling City

The board of directors of The First National Bank of Sterling City has named Scot Long president and CEO. He replaces Roger D. Williams, who has held the office of president and CEO for the past 37 years. Williams will become an employee of the bank holding company, Sterling City Banc Shares Inc., and remain … Read more

Frost Bank Appoints Geddes San Antonio Region President

San Antonio-based Frost Bank announced on August 9 the appointment of a new San Antonio region president to succeed Marvin Rickabaugh, who will retire at the end of this year. Dan Geddes, the sales manager in Frost Bank’s Houston region commercial real estate group, has been appointed the new region president and will work with … Read more

York and Plunk to Retire from Citizens Bank, Velvin Hired as President and Mills as Chief Lending Officer

Kilgore-based Citizens Bank recently announced the retirement of two of its officers and the hiring of a new president and chief operating officer as well as a new executive vice president and chief lending officer. Sammy York, the bank’s current president and CEO, announced his plan to retire at the end of 2021 after a … Read more

Adams Retires from Baylor Bancshares and First Bank & Trust After 65-Year Career in Banking

Gene D. Adams, chairman of Seymour-based Baylor Bancshares and its subsidiary, First Bank & Trust, retired in June after serving 65 years in community banking. He started his career in 1954 at Farmers & Merchants Bank in Abilene (now First Financial Bank), where he was the bank’s first internal auditor. Along the way, he worked at … Read more

Interstate Bank Announces Retirement of President/Chief Operating Officer Ogden

Perryton-based Interstate Bank recently announced the retirement of president/chief operating officer Joe Ogden, effective June 30. He has served the bank for 41 years and has held the position of president and chief operating officer since 2014. Ogden will remain on the bank’s board of directors, a position he has held since 2010. “We congratulate … Read more

Dallas Fed First Vice President Black to Retire; Search Underway for Successor

On June 21, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced that Meredith Black, first vice president and chief operating officer, will retire at year’s end and a search has been launched for a successor. Black has served in that position since 2016 and has worked for the bank for 38 years in a variety of … Read more

Jones Announces Retirement as Commissioner of the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending

On June 4, Caroline Jones, commissioner of the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, announced her retirement, effective August 31. She joined the department in 2008 and was appointed commissioner in 2014. Prior to joining the Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending, Jones served as in-house counsel for financial institutions for more than 20 years. Her … Read more

The Baker Group’s Murray, Host of Lunch with Lester, Retires

After serving with Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based The Baker Group for 35 years, Lester F. Murray has announced his retirement as of May 28. He has been an associate partner with the company since 2014, working within the firm’s financial strategies group. Every Friday at lunchtime for the past decade, community bankers, directors and others in the … Read more