FirstBank & Trust Hires Little as Market Leader In Tahoka

Greg Garland, president and CEO of Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust, announced the recent hiring of Dawn Little as vice president/commercial lender. Little will lead the team at FirstBank & Trust in the Tahoka market. She will office at the branch at 1910 Lockwood Street. Born and raised in West Texas, Little began her career in … Read more

Ozona Bank Hires Babb, Promotes Ritchie and Bolanos

Ozona Bank recently announced two promotions and a new hire. Regan Ritchie has been promoted to vice president/compliance officer. She will also serve as CRA officer and Safe Act officer. Ritchie began her career with Ozona Bank in 2008 as a teller and has served in numerous positions. Yessica Bolanos has been promoted to assistant … Read more

SouthWest Bank Taps Banda for Commercial Lending in Odessa

Odessa-based SouthWest Bank has appointed Kaylie Banda vice president/commercial lender. She is based out of the bank’s Eighth St. branch in downtown Odessa. Banda joins SouthWest Bank from Frost Bank where she was a commercial loan officer. With seven years of experience in the banking industry, she began her career as an analyst and underwent … Read more

Sparks, Jordan, Anders and Knox Promoted at Guaranty Bank & Trust

Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust recently announced four promotions: Renee Sparks has been promoted to senior paralegal. She joined the bank in 1997. According to a bank press release, “While she has been functioning at the senior paralegal level for some time now—fielding increasingly complex legal-related questions in her unruffled way—it is great to … Read more

Louisiana-based Origin Bank Hires Jennings as Vice President and Commercial Relationship Banker in Dallas

Choudrant, Louisiana-based Origin Bank has announced the continued expansion of its team at its Dallas financial center with the hiring of Justin Jennings as vice president/commercial relationship banker. He has four years of experience in the banking industry, specializing in lending to middle-market commercial and industrial businesses throughout Texas. In his new role, he will … Read more

Coaxum Honored by the American Bankers Association with Inaugural Emerging Leader Award

Ryan Coaxum, vice president/commercial lender at Mount Pleasant-based Guaranty Bank & Trust, was honored by the American Bankers Association as a recipient of its inaugural “ABA Emerging Leader Award.” This new award recognizes the next generation of bank leaders who are committed to the highest standards of achievement and service to both their industry and … Read more

Laberee Joins Texas Bank and Trust as Vice President and Wealth and Trust Officer

Laura Laberee has joined the staff of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust as vice president/wealth and trust officer in Longview. She was most recently a vice president/senior trust officer for Arden Trust Co. She has been involved in the fiduciary management and wealth advisory industry for more than 23 years. Laberee holds a BBA degree … Read more

Texas Capital Bank Taps Boeta for Community Development in Austin

Barbra Boeta recently joined Dallas-based Texas Capital Bank to serve as vice president/community development officer in Austin. She comes to the bank after 19 years working in the nonprofit industry. Most recently, she was executive director of Economic Growth Business Incubator. Throughout her career, Boeta has helped start and grow thousands of small businesses in … Read more

Yoakum National Bank Hires Rochelle in West Houston Lender, Promotes Griffith in Odessa

Yoakum-based Yoakum National Bank has announced the hiring of a new lender for its West Houston loan production office, as well as the promotion of a lender in Odessa. Graydon Rochelle has been hired as vice president/commercial lending for the bank’s LPO in West Houston, responsible for generating and supporting both individual and commercial relationships … Read more

Hutcheson Joins Texas Bank and Trust Co. in Wealth Management Division

Elizabeth Hutcheson has joined the staff of Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust Co. as vice president/wealth and trust officer in the bank’s wealth management division in Longview and Tyler. She most recently served as assistant vice president/wealth management and trust officer at Southside Bank in Tyler. Hutcheson studied business management at the University of Texas–Tyler … Read more