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

Veritex Community Bank Hires Bradford for Community Development Initiatives

Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank has hired Melissa Bradford to serve as vice president/community development officer. She will be responsible for developing partnerships with community organizations focused on serving all of North Texas. Additionally, she will identify community and economic development needs, assist with Veritex Community Bank’s charitable contributions program and lead its employee participation in community … Read more

Veritex Community Bank Welcomes Armstrong to Lead Correspondent Banking

On August 22, Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank announced that Kathy Armstrong has been hired as executive vice president and correspondent banking director. She is responsible for developing and executing Veritex Bank’s correspondent banking business and providing client consultation and operational guidance to financial institutions in Texas and throughout the U.S. With more than 32 years of … Read more

Veritex Community Bank Hires Blackburn as Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager

Wyatt Blackburn has joined Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank as senior vice president and relationship manager, bringing more than 40 years of experience in launching, developing and managing operations for specialty property and casualty insurance company fronting platforms. His focus is on developing lending and banking relationships with a particular emphasis on the insurance industry. Blackburn … Read more

Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Member Banks Provide $559,000 to Community-based Organizations

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) has had a busy summer partnering with numerous financial institutions to award funding to community-based organizations as part of its Partnership Grant Program (PGP). FHLB Dallas serves approximately 800 members and associated institutions across its five-state district of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. In … Read more

In Memoriam: Terry Lee, Veritex Community Bank

Terry Lee, director of correspondent banking for Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank, passed away on July 31 in McKinney. He grew up in Weatherford, graduated from North Texas State University and later was a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Lee was deeply devoted to his family and his faith. … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2022 Emerging Leader Honorees

On May 18, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), announced the seven recipients of its 2022 Emerging Leader Awards. Each of the bankers selected was chosen by a TBA member banking institution president, CEO or chairman of the board and recognized for his or her outstanding qualities. “We are … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2022 Cornerstone and LiFE Award Winners

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association, recently announced the 16 recipients of the 2022 Cornerstone Awards and Leader in Financial Education (LiFE) Awards. Each of the banks selected have demonstrated excellence in community involvement or have promoted financial education in their communities. “These awards celebrate the banks and bankers … Read more

Banking Veteran Donnelly Joins Veritex Community Bank as Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Longtime banking veteran Phil Donnelly has joined Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank as senior executive vice president and general counsel. As a member of the bank’s executive leadership team, Donnelly will work hand-in-hand with senior management in developing and implementing bank-wide strategic business initiatives and in the creation of new procedures and protocols designed to strengthen … Read more

Veritex Community Bank Expands Houston Banking Team

Dallas-based Veritex Community Bank, which specializes in providing depository and credit services to small to mid-sized businesses, has appointed William Ray Jr. as executive vice president/managing director for middle-market banking, Brent Reed as executive vice president/director of commercial real estate and Will Richardson as executive vice president/private banking. All three are joining from Bank of … Read more