Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Names Greenwald Senior Vice President

On November 29, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas announced the appointment of Emily Greenwald as senior vice president responsible for banking supervision and regulation, as well as credit, risk and reserves management. Her appointment is effective January 1, 2023. Greenwald has spent 17 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where she currently … Read more

Austin Bank Elects Seay Senior Vice President and Loan Servicing/Special Assets Manager

Jeff Austin III, chairman of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the promotion of Shannon Seay to senior vice president and loan servicing/special assets manager. She oversees the special assets department and supervises real estate appraisal ordering and review. Seay joined Austin Bank in 2007 as a junior credit analyst, bringing with her five years of … Read more

First United Bank Welcomes Patton as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer in Denton

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has hired Jack Patton as senior vice president/commercial loan officer at the bank’s Denton-South location. He rejoins the bank with experience in commercial lending and a passion for community. “Jack brings valuable knowledge and energy for our customers and community that aligns well with our purpose to inspire and empower … Read more

Cunningham Appointed to Guaranty Bank & Trust Board, Promoted to Chief Culture Officer

Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, has announced the appointment of Sondra Cunningham to the board of directors of the company. She was recently promoted to senior vice president and chief culture officer of the bank and has been secretary to the bank and holding company board … Read more

VeraBank Welcomes New Associates in Georgetown, Conroe, Leander and Austin

On November 7, Henderson-based VeraBank announced the hiring of new bankers for three of its Central Texas locations. VeraBank has hired Kevin Kelly to serve as the Georgetown market president. He has worked as a community banker in the Georgetown market for nearly 20 years. Before that, he served the Austin market for almost 20 … Read more

Oklahoma-based First United Bank’s Carter Promoted to Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

Greg Carter, who joined Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank in 2014 as vice president/talent acquisition manager, has been promoted to senior vice president/senior talent acquisition partner. In this role, he will focus on senior-level recruiting, including commercial banking roles such as market presidents and commercial lenders. First United Bank operates 40 branches in Texas. “Greg … Read more

Ott Joins Texas Capital Bank as Senior Vice President and Wealth Strategist

Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank recently hired John Ott to serve as senior vice president/wealth strategist. He has the knowledge and skills necessary to help his clients achieve complex estate planning and business planning. Ott brings to the bank more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He is board certified in estate planning and probate … Read more

Sparks, Jordan, Anders and Knox Promoted at Guaranty Bank & Trust

Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust recently announced four promotions: Renee Sparks has been promoted to senior paralegal. She joined the bank in 1997. According to a bank press release, “While she has been functioning at the senior paralegal level for some time now—fielding increasingly complex legal-related questions in her unruffled way—it is great to … Read more

First United Bank Names Newman Chief Information Officer and Tobkin Chief Technology Officer

Durant, Oklahoma-based First United Bank has named Renee Newman chief experience officer and Tadd Tobkin senior vice president/chief technology officer. Newman has more than 25 years of financial services experience spanning community, regional and large financial institutions. Reporting directly to CEO Greg Massey, Newman will drive a consistent customer and employee experience across all channels. … Read more

The Bank of Austin Welcomes Morgan to Commercial Banking Team

Mike Morgan recently joined The Bank of Austin’s commercial banking team as senior vice president/commercial banking relationship manager. He brings more than 15 years of commercial banking experience in Austin working with a variety of businesses, industries and entrepreneurs. In his new role, Morgan will serve business clients through an array of lending capabilities, treasury … Read more