Austin Bank Employees Receive Promotions in March

Jeff Austin III, chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced promotions of employees approved at the March 2023 board of directors meeting. Lynn Littlejohn has been named chief human resources officer. Littlejohn, senior executive vice president, received a title change as she continues in her leadership role overseeing the bank’s human resources … Read more

Community National Bank Announces Spring 2023 Promotions

Midland-based Community National Bank recently announced numerous promotions: Amalia Velasquez has been promoted to senior vice president/controller. Julio Cortez has been promoted to vice president/ customer experience. Leslie Mariscal has been promoted to vice president/training coordinator. Shea Ferland has been promoted to vice president/human resource manager. Janie Murillo has been promoted to assistant vice president/branch … Read more

Southside Bank Taps Castrejana for Commercial Lending in Austin

Natalen Nicole Castrejana has been hired as vice president/commercial lender at Tyler-based Southside Bank in Austin. Prior to joining Southside Bank, she was director of portfolio optimization at Cypress Real Estate Advisors and, prior to that, served for six years in commercial real estate financing at Amegy Bank of Texas in Houston. Castrejana received her … Read more

Delaware-based PNC Hires Texas Bankers for Central Texas Market

Wilmington, Delaware-based PNC Bank announced a number of new hires over the past month at its Central Texas offices in Austin and San Antonio. PNC Bank has hired Charlie Chadderdon to serve as senior vice president and managing director of corporate and institutional banking in Austin. He is a FINRA-licensed banker with more than a … Read more

Cox Joins FirstBank & Trust as Vice President and Commercial Lender

On March 6, Greg Garland, president and CEO of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Ty Cox as vice president and commercial lender. Cox will office at the Amarillo banking center located at 5701 Time Square Blvd. “Ty brings a wealth of knowledge in the financial services industry and local expertise to … Read more

Barton Joins The First National Bank of Central Texas as HR Director

The First National Bank of Central Texas, based in Waco, has hired Liz Barton to serve as vice president/director of human resources. The announcement was made by Joe Barrow, chairman and CEO. Barton is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization, … Read more

NBT Financial Bank Promotes Samples and Harris, Hires Hagin

Fort Worth-based NBT Financial Bank recently announced two promotions and a new hire. Lacy Samples has been promoted to senior vice president/senior compliance officer. She has been in banking for more than 20 years and with NBT Financial Bank since 2019. Samples holds certifications as a certified regulatory compliance manager, certified community bank risk specialist, … Read more

First United Bank Announces 2023 Promotions

Lubbock-based Plains Bancorp Inc., the holding company for First United Bank, has announced the following promotions: Amy Punchard, senior vice president, has been with the bank since 2012 and has almost 19 years of marketing experience. She serves as chief marketing director and offices at the Lubbock-Northwest banking center. Cheryl Huey, senior vice president, has … Read more

Community National Bank & Trust of Texas Promotes Five Team Members

Rusty Hitt, CEO of Corsicana-based Community National Bank & Trust of Texas, has announced the promotion of five bank officers in Waxahachie, Fairfield, Corsicana and Leon County. Alfred Vega was promoted to executive vice president/chief credit officer. He has been with the bank’s Waxahachie location since 2016. Vega graduated from the University of Texas–Arlington, where … Read more

First Liberty Bank’s Board Announces Promotions for the New Year

Liberty-based First Liberty Bank announced a number of promotions during its board of directors meeting held in mid-December. “These talented individuals have played a big part in our success as a community bank through their hard work and dedication,” says Charles McGuire, chairman. “Our board of directors takes great pleasure in recognizing these deserving individuals … Read more