Community Bankers Assemble for 49th Annual Convention in Frisco

Members of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas are meeting in Frisco this week (September 16–19) for the association’s 49th Annual Convention. Frisco’s Omni PGA Resort is the destination for this year’s gathering, so plenty of golfing will be enjoyed in milder temperatures than most of Texas has experienced in months. The four-day event will … Read more

Nabors Joins Agility Bank as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer

On September 5, Houston-based Agility Bank NA announced that veteran banker Rodney Nabors has been appointed senior executive vice president and chief lending officer. “This is a clear signal that men who support women in securing their financial goals are welcome at Agility, the first minority depository institution established specifically to focus on women,” says … Read more

Dannevik Named Lubbock Market President for Vista Bank

Dallas-based Vista Bank has hired Paul Dannevik to serve as Lubbock market president, which includes the company’s operations center and three banking centers. With more than 17 years of banking experience, his career has focused on commercial, industrial, mortgage and real estate banking. Most recently, Dannevik served as senior vice president/regional manager for Lubbock National … Read more

Karaba Named President and Chief Banking Officer for Veritex Community Bank

On September 5, Veritex Holdings Inc., the holding company for Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank, announced that Dominic Karaba has been hired as president and chief banking officer of Veritex Community Bank, effective September 18. He will report directly to C. Malcolm Holland III, who remains chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Veritex … Read more

Whitson Named Director of Texas Department of Banking’s Bank and Trust Supervision

On September 5, Texas Banking Commissioner Charles G. Cooper announced the appointment of Jared A. Whitson as director of bank and trust supervision for the Texas Department of Banking. The appointment is effective immediately. Whitson began his career with the Texas Department of Banking in 2004 as an assistant examiner and later earned his commission … Read more

Texas Regional Bank Taps Fedorko to Lead Trust Division

Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank recently appointed Ben Fedorko trust division president. He will oversee the bank’s trust business statewide. Fedorko launched his career as a corporate lawyer with an international law firm based in Houston. He eventually narrowed his focus to specializing in trusts and estates. He holds a certification in estate planning and probate … Read more

Citizens State Bank Breaks Ground on New Valley Ranch Location

On July 18, Woodville-based Citizens State Bank broke ground on its new Valley Ranch location near Kingwood, an area that is experiencing tremendous economic growth and development. The new location will be the permanent home of Citizen State Bank’s Kingwood branch. The 13,200-square-foot facility is expected to be completed by the summer of 2024. Established … Read more

In Memoriam: Ronnie Earl Abbott, Peoples National Bank Founder

Longtime banker Ronald “Ronnie” Earl Abbott , founder of Paris-based Peoples National Bank (now Peoples Bank under a Texas state charter), passed away on September 1 at the age of 69. Raised in Paris, Abbott went straight to work after graduating from high school, starting off as a dispatcher for the Texas Ranger Law Enforcement … Read more

National Bank of Andrews Celebrates 40 Years of Service

The National Bank of Andrews is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Since forming in March 1983, the bank has grown alongside the hard-working West Texas community it serves. In 1995, the National Bank of Andrews joined forces with the First National Bank of Andrews, strengthening its presence in the community. That same year, the … Read more

VeraBank Hires Crosswell for Business Development in Austin, Patrick for Mortgage Banking in Tyler

Henderson-based VeraBank has hired two bankers to serve its customers in Austin and Tyler. Barrett Crosswell will serve as business development officer for the Austin market. Working from the bank’s downtown Austin office on Sixth Street, she will use her sales and marketing experience to broaden outreach to new and existing VeraBank customers. “We are … Read more