Bankers Lender Hires Miller for Business Development

Mike Fernandez, president and CEO of Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank, announced that Tim Miller has joined Bankers Lender, Texas National Bank’s direct digital bank offered exclusively to professionals employed in the banking industry. Miller will focus on business development. A sixth-generation Texan, Miller’s banking career has been spent primarily in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. He started … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2021 50-Year Banker Honorees

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association, has announced the 17 recipients of the 2022 50-Year Banker Awards. Each of the bankers selected is recognized for his/her exemplary and long-standing service to the banking industry. Launched in 1989 by the Texas Bankers Association, the 50-Year Banker Awards honor the men … Read more

Texas National Bank Soon to Launch Bankers Lender, a Digital-First Bank for Bankers

On March 4, Texas National Bank, a $170 million bank headquartered in Sweetwater, announced the upcoming launch of Bankers Lender, a digital-first bank designed to serve the needs of individuals working in the banking industry. “Bankers are no different from anyone else when it comes to consumer preferences,” says Mike Fernandez, president and CEO. “Everyone is … Read more

Texas National Bank Promotes Crain to Vice President

Sheila Crain has been promoted to vice president at Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank. She began her community banking career when she joined Texas National Bank in 2000. During her time with the bank, she has held a variety of positions, including new account representative, lending assistant and loan officer. In her new role as vice … 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

Texas National Bank Promotes Soliz and Cowan in Sweetwater

Louis Soliz has been promoted to senior vice president and cashier at Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank. He has more than 15 years of community bank operations experience and has been with Texas National Bank since November 2020. Soliz was hired in anticipation of the retirement of the bank’s longtime cashier, Brenda Stirl. “Louis has already … Read more

Stirl of Texas National Bank in Sweetwater Retires After 48-year Banking Career

The board of directors of Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank has reluctantly accepted the retirement of Brenda Stirl, senior vice president and cashier, culminating a banking career that’s endured for 48 years. She has been with the bank since its 1995 acquisition of the Hamlin National Bank branch where she had been employed since its opening … Read more

Cornerstone Home Lending to Acquire Roscoe State Bank

Houston-based Cornerstone Home Lending, one of the nation’s largest independent residential mortgage companies, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Roscoe-based Roscoe State Bank. These two family-owned companies with nearly 150 years in business will combine to create an organization holding approximately $2 billion in assets and more than $300 million in equity … Read more

Texas National Bank Welcomes Soliz as Senior Vice President

Louis Soliz has joined Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank as senior vice president. He has more than 15 years of community bank operations experience, most recently serving as senior vice president and cashier at Community Bank of Snyder, now a branch of Dallas-based Oakwood Bank. “We’re excited to add Louis to our management team,” says Mike … Read more

Greer Named Vice President of Texas National Bank

Sweetwater-based Texas National Bank recently named Josh A. Greer vice president of the bank’s Abilene loan production office, which opened in January 2019. He joins the bank with five years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently serving as a senior loan officer at Lone Star Ag Credit in Abilene. Greer earned his … Read more