Arkansas-based Encore Bank Hires Jenkins and Johnson to Help Lead Expansion Into North Texas

In mid-September, Little Rock, Arkansas-based Encore Bank announced its expansion into Arlington and has named Rick Jenkins executive vice president/Arlington market president. In addition, the bank is expanding into Collin County and has named Jenny Johnson senior vice president/Collin County market manager. Jenkins is a 19-year banking veteran with expertise in commercial lending, business development … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Promotes and Hires Across Numerous Locations

Numerous promotions and new hires were recently announced at Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust. Jennifer Harper has been promoted to senior vice president/commercial lender. She has been in the banking industry for more than 25 years and has served in a variety of roles with Texas Bank and Trust since 1998, currently as a commercial … Read more

Peoples Bank Hires Knies and Terry

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of the board at Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, recently announced the addition of two bankers to the team—Matthew Knies and Slade Terry. Knies will serve as senior vice president and lender at the bank’s Princeton location. He has been in banking for five years. Knies received his BBA degree in finance … Read more

Austin Bank Promotes Sowell and Hollins

Jeff Sowell has been named senior vice president and chief technology officer at Jacksonville-based Austin Bank. He joined the team in 2000 as a computer support specialist and has spent the past 21 years ensuring network systems are available and employees have the tools needed to conduct business. He was promoted to network support manager … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Welcomes Ellzey in The Woodlands and Gutierrez in San Antonio

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently announced the hiring of two seasoned bankers—Michael Ellzey and Jamie Gutierrez. Ellzey has joined the bank’s commercial lending team as senior vice president. He will office out of The Woodlands branch at 1699 Research Forest Dr., Ste. 100. Ellzey has more than 20 years of commercial lending and banking experience in … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Hires Kane, Thompson and McCollum for Austin Lending Teams

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently expanded its commercial banking team in Austin with the addition of Laura Kane and Rodney Thompson as senior vice presidents of commercial lending and Carly McCollum as commercial loan officer. Kane and McCollum will serve clients from PlainsCapital Bank’s downtown Austin office while Thompson will work from its Westlake branch. Kane … Read more

Walker Joins Independent Financial as SVP for Commercial Real Estate in Dallas/Fort Worth

McKinney, based Independent Financial announced that Brett Walker has joined as senior vice president/relationship manager for commercial real estate for the Dallas/Fort Worth market. He will be responsible for originating, managing and monitoring a commercial loan and deposit portfolio for clients in all sectors of the real estate industry, including multi-family, industrial, retail, office, hospitality, … Read more

Louisiana-based Origin Bank Hires Pope and Trahan for North Texas Commercial Banking Team

Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank has announced that Tyler Pope and Ben Trahan have joined the company’s North Texas commercial banking team. Both will maintain offices in North Dallas and serve commercial banking clients throughout the Origin Bank’s North Texas region. “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Tyler Pope and Ben Trahan to Origin Bank,” … Read more

IBC Bank–Brownsville Promotions Announced

IBC Bank-Brownsville recently announced the promotions of key employees in various departments. Richard Eric Abete was promoted to senior vice president in the commercial lending department. He has been with IBC Bank since 2003. Abete received his BBA degree from the University of Texas–Brownsville. His community involvement includes serving as first vice chairman of the … Read more

Oklahoma-based InterBank Hires Zeigler-Petty for Community Development Banking in Fort Worth

Pamela Zeigler-Petty has joined Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based InterBank as senior vice president/community development banking in the bank’s Fort Worth location. She will be responsible for expanding community development lending relationships, enhancing the bank’s community outreach and ensuring that InterBank is positioned to meet the needs of all the communities it serves. InterBank also anticipates that … Read more