Hodges Retiring as President and CEO of First National Bank of Granbury, Webb to Take Helm

After 52 years of service, James Hodges, president and CEO of First National Bank of Granbury, is retiring effective January 1, 2024. He will maintain a seat on the board of directors. Mark Webb, executive vice president and chief lending officer since 2015, has been tapped to succeed Hodges as president and CEO. Hodges attended … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank President and CEO Schaffner to Retire in 2024

On November 20, Hilltop Holdings Inc. announced that Jerry Schaffner, president and CEO of Hilltop Holdings’ banking subsidiary, Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank, is retiring on May 1, 2024. At that time, Jeremy B. Ford, Hilltop Holdings president and CEO, will become CEO of PlainsCapital Bank. In anticipation of the transition, PlainsCapital Bank’s COO Brian Heflin has … Read more

Texas Gulf Bank Welcomes Bridges as President Upon Jochetz’s Retirement

Spence Bridges has been hired to serve as the new president at Houston-based Texas Gulf Bank NA. He succeeds Rich Jochetz, who is retiring after serving as president for the past 15-plus years. Over the first few months of 2023, the bank engaged Sudduth Search, a well-respected executive search firm, to aid in identifying the … Read more

Happy State Bank’s Williamson Heads to St. Louis as First Bank President

Mikel Williamson, who served as president and CEO of Amarillo-based Happy State Bank until its 2022 merger with Conway, Arkansas-based Centennial Bank, has been named president of St. Louis, Missouri-based First Bank. He will also assume the role of CEO at the end of this year upon the retirement of Shelley Seifert, who has served … Read more

Dallas-based First Foundation Inc. Announces Senior Management Transition

On November 8, Dallas-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, announced that David DePillo, who has served as president of First Foundation Inc. and First Foundation Bank since 2015, will step down effective immediately. Kevin Thompson, chief financial officer, has been named … 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

Walker, Texas Department of Banking’s Dallas Regional Director, to Retire

Larry W. Walker, director of the Texas Department of Banking’s Dallas regional office, is retiring after 42 years of service. His retirement is effective July 31. Walker joined the Texas Department of Banking in 1980 as an assistant financial examiner in Corpus Christi and was promoted to commissioned examiner in 1983. In 1993, he was … Read more

Guaranty Bancshares Announces Retirement of Board Member Priefert

On July 25, Guaranty Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust NA, announced that William D. “Bill” Priefert retired from the board of directors of Guaranty Bancshares Inc. and from the board of Guaranty Bank & Trust effective July 20. He has served as a director of the company for … Read more

De Leon Named President, Littlewood Promoted to Chair at TFNB

On April 5, McGregor-based TFNB and Mike Beard, chair of the bank’s holding company, announced the promotions of two longtime executive officers. Christy De Leon—currently executive vice president and chief financial officer—has been named president and CFO, and David Littlewood—currently president and CEO—was promoted to chair and CEO. These positions are held at both the … Read more

Texas Security Bank Names Keith President, Britton CFO and COO

On March 28, Dallas-based Texas Security Bank announced changes to its leadership team. Drew Keith, the bank’s former chief financial officer and chief operating officer, has been promoted to president. Jamie Britton will step into the CFO and COO roles. As one of the co-founders of Texas Security Bank, Keith has extensive experience in both … Read more