American Banker’s 2022 ‘Best Banks to Work For’ List Includes Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2022 list of the “Best Banks to Work For,” which includes 11 banks based in Texas or with operations in Texas among the 90 listed. Like last year, Oakworth Capital Bank in Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the Best Bank to Work For. Greater Community Bank in Rome, Georgia, is the smallest bank … Read more

Fifty-six Bankers Complete 2022 Texas Tech School of Banking Program

The Texas Tech School of Banking recently completed its 2022 session. Banking professionals from across Texas and three other states convened at Rawls College of Business on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock for the program. Established in 1973, the school offers a blend of traditional academic coursework and interactive lecture sessions hosted … Read more

Correspondent Banker TIB Announces Officer Promotions

On September 9, Farmers Branch-based TIB, the nation’s largest bankers’ bank, announced 10 officer promotions. Matthew Ayers, senior vice president, has been promoted to director of compliance and risk. He joined TIB in 2017 and holds a BS degree from the University of Arizona. Paula Edwards, senior vice president, has been promoted to assistant director … Read more

Ferguson, Pearland State Bank Founder, Passes Away

Dr. Lloyd R. Ferguson, one of the founders of Pearland State Bank, passed away in his Pearland home on March 9. He was 96. Ferguson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a B-17 gunman during World War II. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Howard Payne University, a master’s degree from Texas Christian … Read more

TIB Announces Year-End Officer Promotions

Farmers Branch-based TIB, the nation’s largest bankers’ bank, announced that Jessica Englert has been promoted to senior vice president. She serves as TIB’s dedicated relationship officer for Georgia, providing solutions for the community bankers throughout that region. She joined TIB in 2016 and is a graduate of the University of West Georgia, with a degree in … Read more

American Banker’s 2021 ‘Best Banks to Work For‘ List Includes Texas-based Financial Institutions

American Banker has released its 2021 list of the “Best Banks to Work For”—aka: “Best Banks to Keep Working For”—which includes 10 banks based in Texas among the 90 listed. Explaining the slight change in the title of this year’s list, American Banker notes that “good employees are hard to find—and keep. Competition for talent … Read more

Texas Tech School of Banking Salutes 35 Bankers Completing the 2021 Program

The Texas Tech School of Banking recently completed its 2021 session. Banking professionals from across Texas and four other states traveled to the Rawls College of Business on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock for the program. Established in 1973, the school offers a blend of traditional academic coursework and interactive lecture sessions … Read more

SWGSB and IBAT to Host Certified Community Bank Director’s Program in October in Dallas

Board education and training are essential best practices in the new era of community banking. Regulatory expectations and wise management demand a skill set that many directors lack. The Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Foundation (SWGSB) and the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) have recognized this and offer the Certified Community Bank Director’s (CCBD) … Read more

TIB–The Independent BankersBank Announces Officer Promotions

Farmers Branch-based TIB–The Independent BankersBank NA recently announced the following officer promotions: Tina Jourdan was promoted to senior vice president/Bank Secrecy Act officer. One of TIB’s original 13 employees, she joined the bank two weeks prior to its official opening in 1982. She has served in numerous roles throughout the bank, from operations clerk to … Read more