Foster, SouthStar Bank Director, Elected Chair of Texas Real Estate Research Center Advisory Board

Doug Foster, board director/chairman of the audit committee at Moulton-based SouthStar Bank SSB and director of affairs at Polunsky Beitel Green LLP, was recently elected chairman of the advisory board of the Texas Real Estate Research Center at Texas A&M University (TRERC), effective January 1, 2024. He was originally appointed to the TRERC in 2021 … Read more

Legend Bank Campaign Named 2023 Best of Show at Best of Community Banking Awards Ceremony

On September 18, Bowie-based Legend Bank received the Best of Show honor during the 2023 Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Awards presented by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT). The Awards Luncheon, held as part of the organization’s 49 Annual Convention in Frisco, recognized the top 17 recipients of IBAT’s 2023 BOCB Awards. This … Read more

SouthStar Bank Welcomes Lenders Herbert and Garcia

On August 11, Moulton-based SouthStar Bank SSB announced the hiring of two new lenders. Jason Herbert joins the bank’s Leander branch as a vice president of lending and branch executive. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry with a focus on residential lending. One of Herbert’s crowning achievements across his … Read more

Michael and Noyce Named Regional Executives at SouthStar Bank

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank announced that Alexis Michael and Ryan Noyce have been named regional executives of the bank’s urban north and urban south regions. The announcement was made by Brent Gibbs, executive vice president and chief lending officer. Michael has been with SouthStar Bank since 2018, starting as branch executive of the Leander branch and … Read more

SouthStar Bank Promotes Garza to Branch Executive in Georgetown

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank recently announced that it has promoted Jesica Garza to vice president of lending/branch executive at the Georgetown branch. She has been with SouthStar Bank for three years as a portfolio lender, specializing in land and construction financing. She has multiple years of prior experience in mortgage lending. As a certified mortgage planning … Read more

Wren Retires from SouthStar Bank After Four Decades in Banking

Curtis Wren, executive vice president and chief credit officer at Moulton-based SouthStar Bank, retired recently after serving for four decades in banking and finance. His retirement was announced by David Kapavik, president and CEO. Wren has been with SouthStar Bank since 2014, overseeing the credit administration group, as well as the administration and maintenance of … Read more

Independent Bankers Association of Texas Announces 2022 Best of Community Banking Award Recipients

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT)—the largest state community banking association in the nation—has announced this year’s recipients of the organization’s Best of Community Banking (BOCB) Awards. The winners in the top categories will be honored on September 26 during the association’s 48th Annual Convention in Fort Worth. IBAT has celebrated the outstanding accomplishments … Read more

Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Announces 2022 Graduates

The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas held its 2022 commencement on June 9 for the 62nd class. SWGSB Foundation trustee Brad Cheves, vice president for development and external affairs at SMU, gave the commencement address on executive education’s role in leadership development. John Hope Bryant, renowned entrepreneur, … Read more

Wren Promoted to Executive Vice President/Chief Credit Officer at SouthStar Bank

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank has promoted Curtis Wren to executive vice president/chief credit officer, having previously served as senior vice president/chief credit officer. He is responsible for the credit administration group and administration and maintenance of the bank’s lending, appraisal and evaluation, and environmental policies, as well as the adherence to them in analyzing, underwriting and … Read more

SouthStar Bank Promotes Weisinger, Harris and Gallagher

Moulton-based SouthStar Bank recently announced several promotions. Larry D. Weisinger was promoted to branch executive at the bank’s Bee Cave location. With nearly two decades in banking, he previously served as senior vice president of lending. He will continue specializing in mortgage loans, including traditional home loans, portfolio loans and construction financing. Weisinger is a … Read more