Morgan and Boyd Promoted at R Bank in Central Texas

Steve Stapp, president and CEO of Round Rock-based R Bank , recently announced two promotions—one in Austin and one in Round Rock. Garrett Morgan has been promoted to senior vice president/Austin banking center president. A veteran banker with more than 15 years of experience, he joined R Bank in 2017 as senior vice president/commercial lender. … Read more

Hickox Succeeds Gordon as First Financial Bankshares’ Chief Financial Officer

On January 10, First Financial Bankshares Inc., the holding company for Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA, announced the election of Michelle S. Hickox as executive vice president and chief financial officer to replace James R. Gordon. Hickox most recently served as chief financial officer of Independent Financial Group Inc. and its subsidiary, McKinney-based Independent Bank. … Read more

Western Bank Announces Eight Promotions

On January 9, Dan Odom, president and CEO of Lubbock-based Western Bank, announced that eight team members have received promotions in the new year. John Weddige has been promoted to senior vice president/Lubbock president. Prior to the promotion, he was senior vice president/commercial lender. Melinda Rechkemmer is now senior vice president/loan operations director. Jared Bailey … Read more

Continuing its North Texas Expansion, Broadway Bank Taps Cortez as Dallas Market President

As part of its strategic expansion into North Texas, San Antonio-based Broadway Bank has hired Scott Cortez to serve as Dallas market president. He will oversee commercial real estate and middle-market services in the metroplex, as well as a growing team of financial experts. Cortez brings more than 30 years of banking experience managing commercial … Read more

Legend Bank Appoints Six Members of the Executive Team to Board of Directors

On December 8, Bowie-based Legend Bank announced the appointment of six new members to its board of directors. All are members of the Legend Bank executive team and join Jay Bearden, president and CEO, Todd McMurray, chief financial officer, and Toni Lucky, chief retail officer, on the board. “Their experience with Legend Bank and our … Read more

Real Estate Investment Professional Meyer-Nelson Appointed Chair of Agility Bank

Edna Meyer-Nelson has been elected the chair of Houston-based Agility Bank NA, the first bank in the country established as a minority depository institution focused on women, but serving all. A former banker, Meyer-Nelson is president and CEO of The Richland Companies, one of the largest women-owned real estate investment firms in the country with … 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

Ott Joins Texas Capital Bank as Senior Vice President and Wealth Strategist

Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank recently hired John Ott to serve as senior vice president/wealth strategist. He has the knowledge and skills necessary to help his clients achieve complex estate planning and business planning. Ott brings to the bank more than 20 years of experience practicing law. He is board certified in estate planning and probate … Read more

Blair Named Regional Market President at Lamar National Bank

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has hired Brian Blair to serve as regional market president over the bank’s Celina and Anna markets. A graduate of Sam Houston State University, Blair began his banking career in 2007, advancing as regional president for Prosperity Bank for the Houston market and later the Plano market. “We are pleased to … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Welcomes McCue as Assistant Vice President and Digital Strategist

Charli McCue has joined the staff of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust as assistant vice president and digital strategist in the operations division based in Longview. McCue has extensive experience in the regulatory supervision of financial institutions, having served as a commissioned bank examiner for the Texas Department of Banking for the past eight years. … Read more