Independent Financial Expands Austin Lending Team to Meet Growing Demand

McKinney-based Independent Financial is expanding its Austin market lending team at both its downtown and West Lake Hills locations to help meet growing demand. Scott Daniels has been promoted to senior vice president and will assist commercial loan customers, evaluate real estate and service credit loans. Rick Lindley also represents Independent Financial and both Laurie … Read more

Guaranty Bank & Trust Promotes Brown to Austin Area Chairman and Executive Officer

Travis Brown has been promoted to Austin area chairman/executive officer for Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust. A third-generation Austinite, he has more than 17 years of commercial banking experience in Central Texas, working with a variety of businesses, investors and industries. Brown earned his BBA degree with honors from St. Edwards University in Austin … Read more

Community Bankers to Gather in Fort Worth (Finally) for 48th Annual Convention

Members of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas finally get a chance to gather in Fort Worth for its 48th Annual IBAT Convention, September 24–27 at the Omni Fort Worth. Texas’ premier organization of community bankers was scheduled to convene in Fort Worth in 2020, but the pandemic put the skids on that and the … Read more

Greer Joins FirstBank & Trust as Vice President of Commercial Lending

David Green, senior vice president of commercial lending at Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Josh Greer as vice president of commercial lending. Greer will office at the Abilene banking center located at 3910 S. Treadaway Blvd. Throughout his 20-year career, he honed his skills in customer service and relationship management. He … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Appoints Kucholtz Head of Private Wealth

Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank has appointed Bryan Kucholtz to serve as executive vice president/head of private wealth. He joined Texas Capital Bank in June, bringing more than 30 years of banking and finance experience, specifically in leading and growing all aspects of retail/institutional banking and wealth management across several states. Previously, he served as executive … Read more

Louisiana-based Origin Bank Hires Williams as Senior Vice President of Business Development in North Texas

Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank has hired Charles P.A. Williams to serve as senior vice president of business development/North Texas region. He joins Origin Bank with nearly five years of alternative small-business lending experience, specializing in business development and real estate lending. In his new role, he will source new small- to medium-sized business loans and … Read more

Independent Bank Group Appoints Langdale Chief Financial Officer

On July 29, McKinney-based Independent Bank Group Inc. announced the appointment of Paul Langdale as chief financial officer. He is replacing Michelle Hickox, who has served as CFO of Independent Bank Group Inc. and its subsidiary, Independent Bank, since 2012. She will remain employed in an advisory capacity to facilitate the transition until October 1. … Read more

Chavez Promoted to Business Banker at FirstBank & Trust

On July 20, Chad Alexander, south region president of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent promotion of Jessica Chavez to business banker. Chavez will office at the bank’s Odessa location at 7281 Tres Hermanas Blvd. “Jessica has been an integral member of the FBT team for many years and she has shown a talent … Read more

VeraBank’s Engemoen Nominated for Best CFO Award from the Austin Business Journal

Henderson-based VeraBank announced that Todd Engemoen, the bank’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, was nominated as one of this year’s best chief financial officers as determined in the Austin Business Journal’s 15th annual “Best CFOs of the Year in Central Texas” awards. Engemoen joined VeraBank in 2014, bringing a decade of experience in … Read more

Amegy Bank Promotes Garza and Higtower to Executive Vice Presidents

Natalie Garza and Ryan Hightower have both been promoted to executive vice president at Houston-based Amegy Bank. In their respective roles, they will provide executive leadership and continue their efforts in the commercial lending group. Having joined Amegy Bank after completing the company’s credit training program, both have more than 30 years of combined commercial … Read more