Jacksonville-based Austin Bank Promotes Lynch to Chief Revenue Officer

Natalie Lynch has been promoted to senior executive vice president and chief revenue officer at Jacksonville-based Austin Bank. She will continue to work from the Austin Bank Longview Oak Forest location. In her new position, Lynch will join the bank’s executive committee while assuming oversight of the marketing and treasury management departments and the AB … Read more

Prosperity Bank Taps Hobbs for Community Outreach in Central Texas

Demeca Hobbs has joined El Campo-based Prosperity Bank to serve in Austin as community outreach coordinator for Central Texas. She joins a team dedicated to expanding resources, access and education in minority communities throughout the bank’s 292 branch network. With an emphasis on empowerment and education, Hobbs, along with her colleagues in Houston and Dallas/Fort … Read more

2024 Five*Star Award Winners Announced by the Independent Bankers Association of Texas

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) has announced this year’s recipients of its coveted Five*Star Award: AccuBranch (tier 1), Advantage Health Plans Trust (tier 2) and Whitley Penn LLP (tier 3). These three IBAT associate members—based on company size—were honored during the association’s 2024 IBAT Connecting Leaders Conference in June in San Antonio. Since … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Welcomes Three Bankers in June

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank, which has branches in North Texas, announced three new hires in June. Michael Kavalier has joined the bank as senior vice president/director of treasury. He has more than a decade of experience in community banking. Kavalier earned a BS degree in sports science from Iowa State University. He subsequently completed a … Read more

Diebold Nixdorf Appoints Timko Chief Financial Officer

North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold Nixdorf, an IT services company that serves the Texas banking industry, has announced the appointment of Thomas Timko as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He is responsible for the company’s financial strategies, including optimizing Diebold Nixdorf’s global financial systems and driving alignment strategy to its economic performance. He will … Read more

Texas National Bank Awards Inaugural Full-Tuition Scholarship to Area High School Senior

San Juan-based Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Early College High School (PSJA) senior Kazzandra Romero has been named the inaugural recipient of a full-tuition scholarship provided by the Texas National Bank Foundation. This award covers all educational expenses at any university of Romero’s choosing. This year marks the first collaboration between Texas National Bank and PSJA ISD in … Read more

Guaranty Bank & Trust Partners with Texas A&M University–Texarkana on Reduced Tuition for Bank Employees

Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust and Texas A&M University–Texarkana have entered a new partnership that will allow full-time bank employees to take courses at the university with reduced tuition prices. The partnership was officially launched in April on the Texas A&M University–Texarkana campus. “Throughout our company’s 110-year history, we have always placed a great … Read more

American Bank to Open New Corpus Christi Location

On June 18, Corpus Christi-based American Bank announced plans to open a new location in downtown Corpus Christi. The bank’s new Bay branch will be located in the former Bay Building at 101 North Shoreline Blvd., Ste 100. The new location will open in December 2024. Over the next several months, the existing offices in … Read more

Bank of Texas Taps Slesinger to Serve as Relationship Manager for Corporate Banking

Michael Slesinger has joined Fort Worth-based Bank of Texas as senior vice president/relationship manager for corporate banking. The corporate team is focused on growing relationships with well-established middle-market companies operating in and around Tarrant County. Prior to joining Bank of Texas, Slesinger served as senior vice president for BTH/Origin Bank in Fort Worth and before … Read more

VeraBank Promotes Nofi to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Henderson-based VeraBank has promoted Cameron Nofi to executive vice president and chief financial officer. Cameron, who has been with the bank since 2021, most recently held the role of senior vice president/director of finance. In that position, he had oversight and responsibility for the bank’s financial planning and analysis, asset-liability monitoring and reporting. Prior to … Read more