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

Guaranty Bancshares Announces Retirement of Board Member Priefert

On July 25, Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, announced that William D. “Bill” Priefert retired from the board of directors of Guaranty Bancshares Inc. and from the board of Guaranty Bank & Trust effective July 20. He has served as a director of the company for … Read more

Conference of State Bank Supervisors Board Names Cooper President and CEO

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) board of directors recently appointed James M. Cooper president and CEO. He was serving as acting president and CEO after the sudden death of CSBS leader John W. Ryan on May 16. Cooper’s appointment follows a nine-year tenure at CSBS, during which he directed policy and supervision as … Read more

Jacobson Promoted to Chief Financial Officer at Guaranty Bank & Trust

On June 28, Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, announced the promotion of Shalene Jacobson to executive vice president and chief financial officer of Guaranty Bank & Trust, replacing Cappy Payne. Payne will remain as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer for Guaranty Bancshares. “Cappy … Read more

De Leon Named President, Littlewood Promoted to Chair at TFNB

On April 5, McGregor-based TFNB and Mike Beard, chair of the bank’s holding company, announced the promotions of two longtime executive officers. Christy De Leon—currently executive vice president and chief financial officer—has been named president and CFO, and David Littlewood—currently president and CEO—was promoted to chair and CEO. These positions are held at both the … Read more

Anderson to Lead First National Bank of Bastrop Upon Sharp’s Retirement

Reid Sharp, the longtime president and CEO of First National Bank of Bastrop, is retiring next February and will be succeeded by the bank’s chief financial officer, Chase Anderson. The bank’s board of directors unanimously voted to promote Anderson to the role of president, effective April 4, 2022, with Sharp continuing in the role of … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Taps Hinton to Succeed Hamilton as President in Weatherford

On March 15, Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank announced that Senior Vice President John Hinton has been promoted to president of its Weatherford branch at 1001 Santa Fe Dr., succeeding Pat Hamilton who will transition to president emeritus. “Pat’s more than 16 years of service to PlainsCapital Bank have made a difference in our clients’ lives and … Read more

Faulconer Retires as Legend Bank CEO, Bearden Appointed President and CEO and Brown Named East Regional President

On February 23, Bowie-based Legend Bank announced the appointment of Jay Bearden as president and CEO following the retirement of CEO Mickey Faulconer after 18 years of leadership at the bank. Faulconer will remain on the Legend Bank board of directors. “On behalf of the board of directors, the executive management team and all the … Read more

Fernandez Named President and CEO of Texas National Bank; Johnson to Remain Board Chair

The board of directors of Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank announced changes in the bank’s executive management following its December meeting. Mike Fernandez was named president and chief executive officer of the bank effective December 31, 2021. Former CEO Bill Johnson is moving to the bank’s holding company, Mesa Financial Corp. Johnson will remain board chairman … Read more