Petty, Peoples Bank Seminole Market President, Appointed to Bank’s Board

Larry Allen, CEO and chairman of Lubbock-based Peoples Bank, announced that Kevin Petty, Seminole market president, has been appointed to the bank’s board of directors. Petty was instrumental in launching the Seminole branch and has led the team there since its opening in 2019. A Dimmitt native, Petty earned a bachelor’s degree in ag economics … Read more

American National Bank of Texas to Open New LPO in South Dallas this Fall

Terrell-based American National Bank of Texas announced that it will open a South Dallas loan production office (LPO), located at 820 Exposition Ave., this fall. The office will serve as the new home for the bank’s emerging markets team and play a critical role in the bank’s ongoing efforts to strengthen its presence in South … Read more

Donahoe Appointed President of Southside Bancshares Inc. and Southside Bank

On May 16, the boards of Southside Bancshares Inc. and Tyler-based Southside Bank unanimously approved the appointment of Keith Donahoe to serve as president of the company and the bank. Lee R. Gibson will continue as chief executive officer of the company and the bank. Donahoe has almost 30 years of experience in banking in … Read more

State Bank of Texas Tops Independent Banker’s List of Best-performing Community Banks Again

In May, Independent Banker, the flagship publication of the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), published its annual list of the “Best-performing Banks 2024,” which includes 10 banks based in Texas. According to a press release from Independent Banker, “These community banks hit their stride in 2024, and they intend to keep the momentum going … Read more

Espinosa Appointed to Lead American Bank’s Community Development Team

Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced that it has promoted Monique Espinosa to community development manager. In this newly created position, she will lead the bank’s community development team and be responsible for engaging with current and prospective clients throughout the bank’s South and Central Texas markets. She’ll also have responsibility for strategic initiatives related to … Read more

Third Coast Bank SSB Converts to a Texas State-Chartered Bank

On March 13, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced that Humble-based Third Coast Bank SSB has completed its conversion to a Texas state-chartered bank from a state savings bank. The bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Third Coast Bancshares Inc., was originally chartered in 2008 and enters the Texas Department of Banking’s portfolio with … Read more

First National Bank of Bastrop Hires Dillon as Chief Financial Officer

First National Bank of Bastrop recently hired Kristina Nocella Dillon, CPA to serve as chief financial officer. She joins the bank with a strong background in financial management and more than 25 years of working with and for community banks. Prior to joining First National Bank, Dillon led and trained audit teams throughout her career … Read more

Austin Bank Welcomes Myers as Senior Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Risk Officer

Sally Myers has joined Jacksonville-based Austin Bank as senior executive vice president and deputy chief risk officer. She will office out of Austin Bank’s Longview Greggton location. With almost 40 years of banking risk management, compliance and information security resources, Myers has helped start three banks from the ground up, in addition to possessing extensive … Read more

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