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

SW Graduate School of Banking Foundation Announces New Leadership

Following a national search, William T. Chittenden, Ph.D., has been selected president and CEO of the SW Graduate School of Banking (SWGSB) Foundation, headquartered at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business in Dallas. Chittenden, whose new role took effect earlier this month, most recently served as chief academic officer of SWGSB and associate … 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

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

Guaranty Bank & Trust’s Payne to Retire After 40-Year Career

On October 23, Addison-based Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, announced that Clifton A. “Cappy” Payne, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, plans to retire March 31, 2024, after 40 years with the company and 35 years as its principal accounting officer. He will … Read more

Happy State Bank’s Williamson Heads to St. Louis as First Bank President

Mikel Williamson, who served as president and CEO of Amarillo-based Happy State Bank until its 2022 merger with Conway, Arkansas-based Centennial Bank, has been named president of St. Louis, Missouri-based First Bank. He will also assume the role of CEO at the end of this year upon the retirement of Shelley Seifert, who has served … Read more

Jefferson Bank Announces Handoff of Chairman and President Roles

On February 23, San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank announced the execution of a planned succession of its chairman and president roles. After 17 years, Steve Lewis has stepped down from his position as chairman of the board, but will continue as member of the board of directors. Paul McSween III, who has served as president for … Read more

SouthWest Bank Announces Leadership Succession Plan

On December 20, Odessa-based SouthWest Bank announced that Dewey Bryant, chief executive officer, will assume the role of CEO emeritus effective January 1, 2023. In this role, he will continue to serve on the SouthWest Bank board of directors and help execute a seamless leadership transition for the bank. The SouthWest Bank board has elected … Read more

Walker, Texas Department of Banking’s Dallas Regional Director, to Retire

Larry W. Walker, director of the Texas Department of Banking’s Dallas regional office, is retiring after 42 years of service. His retirement is effective July 31. Walker joined the Texas Department of Banking in 1980 as an assistant financial examiner in Corpus Christi and was promoted to commissioned examiner in 1983. In 1993, he was … Read more