Ennis State Bank Opens 2024 Scholarship Opportunity to Area’s High School Seniors

Ennis State Bank has opened its 2024 scholarship application program to graduating high school seniors in the Ennis Independent School District. The bank is offering a $20,000 business scholarship and a $2,500 community scholarship with March 22 set as the application deadline. Ennis State Bank’s scholarship program has been helping young adults attend college for … Read more

Texas Security Bank Taps Parkey as Chief Banking Officer

Dallas-based Texas Security Bank recently announced changes to its executive leadership team. Ben Parkey, the bank’s Dallas managing director/commercial central, has been promoted to chief banking officer. Parkey has more than 22 years banking experience as a leader and commercial banker. He joined Texas Security Bank in 2013 when the bank was just over $200 … Read more

Peoples Bank in Lubbock Announces 2023 Year-End Promotions

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced the following promotions at the end of 2023: LaDonna Mild has been promoted to vice president. She joined the bank in 2021 and serves as lending assistant at the Shallowater branch. Joshua Montoya has been promoted to vice president. He serves as credit analyst manager … Read more

American National Bank of Texas Taps Rueda as Community Banker on Emerging Markets Team

Rosie Rueda has joined Terrell-based American National Bank of Texas as vice president and community banker on the bank’s emerging markets team. Rueda draws on nearly 20 years of business lending and market development expertise. She previously served as vice president/senior business development at LiftFund Inc. in Dallas. Prior to that, she worked for LegacyTexas, … Read more

Fort Worth’s Trinity Bank Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Fort Worth-based Trinity Bank, a commercial bank that began operations in 2003, is celebrating its 20th anniversary year. The award-winning bank has grown steadily over the past two decades and is one of only two community banks remaining in Fort Worth. To celebrate, the bank has held a series of customer appreciation days featuring food, … Read more

Veritex Community Bank Welcomes Armstrong to Lead Correspondent Banking

On August 22, Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank announced that Kathy Armstrong has been hired as executive vice president and correspondent banking director. She is responsible for developing and executing Veritex Bank’s correspondent banking business and providing client consultation and operational guidance to financial institutions in Texas and throughout the U.S. With more than 32 years of … Read more

Burchard Joins Southside Bank as Associate Chief Lending Officer

Tyler-based Southside Bank has hired Curtis Burchard to serve as senior executive vice president and associate chief lending officer. His 40-year career includes a track record of growing portfolios, maintaining close relationships with clients, and his careful attention to credit administration. Burchard will office out of Southside Bank’s Houston location on Post Oak Blvd., but … Read more

Grubb Joins Jefferson Bank to Direct Trust Operations and Client Experience

San Antonio-based Jefferson Bank has hired Teri Grubb to serve as senior vice president and director of trust operations and client experience. She will be responsible for the oversight and integrity of trust operations. Additionally, she will oversee the client experience of Jefferson Bank Trust, working in collaboration with the division president and trust officers, … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Names Clendening Head of Marketing and Communications

On May 2, Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank, announced that John Clendening has joined the firm as executive director and head of marketing and communications. He joins Texas Capital Bank from Unisys, where he led all corporate, financial, product, executive, internal and crisis communications. He has also held … Read more

NBT Financial Bank Celebrates 50 Years of Service in Fort Worth

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, center, with Wade Donnell, president and CEO of NBT Financial Bank, and Steve Eargle, NBT Financial Bank chairmanFort Worth-based NBT Financial Bank is celebrating its 50th anniversary as a locally owned and operated independent community bank. Founded as The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth in 1973 near N.E. … Read more