Jacksonville-based Austin Bank Hires Escue as New Retail Office Manager

Dianne Escue has joined Jacksonville-based Austin Bank to serve as vice president and retail office manager in the downtown Jacksonville office. She brings 32 years of banking experience to the new position, most in management roles. “With her experience in customer service and leadership, Dianne has the skills that will enable her to foster relationships … Read more

American Momentum Bank Taps Davis and Hallock for Association Banking Expansion

Dallas-based American Momentum Bank is expanding its association banking division with the addition of two key hires in Texas. Graham T. Davis and Brian Hallock have joined the bank as vice presidents of association banking. They will provide personalized banking services to clients in the homeowner’s association and condominium association space. “We’re thrilled to continue … Read more

Midland’s Community National Bank Announces New Officers and Officer Promotions

In April, Midland-based Community National Bank announced several new officers and officer promotions. Cheryl Bingham has been promoted to senior vice president/bank operations. She has been in banking for 37 years with 27 of those years at Community National Bank. She held numerous positions at the bank over the years prior to her recent promotion … Read more

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Appoints Tower Vice President and Assistant General Auditor

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has appointed Matt Tower vice president and assistant general auditor. He will work with the bank’s general auditor to establish strategic priorities for the audit department and oversee the development and execution of the audit plan. Tower joined the Dallas Fed in 2021 as assistant vice president of the … Read more

Texas Bank and Trust Promotes Team Members at Longview Headquarters

On March 19, Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust Co. announced a number of promotions during its employee awards dinner. In addition to promotions in the bank’s Fort Worth, Frisco, Richardson, Marshall, Tyler Grande and Gladwater offices, six associates who work in the Longview office were promoted. Regina Mixon was promoted to vice president and treasury … Read more

Texas First Bank Welcomes DeWoody for SBA Business Development

Texas City-based Texas First Bank has hired Ryan DeWoody to serve as vice president/SBA business development officer. With more than 15 years of banking experience, he has specialized in SBA lending since 2011. He is skilled in small business lending, credit analysis and portfolio management. Prior to joining Texas First Bank, DeWoody was vice president/SBA … Read more

American Momentum Bank Hires Simmons to Expand Commercial Lending Division

College Station-based American Momentum Bank has hired Collin Simmons to serve as vice president/commercial relationship manager. He will serve clients in the bank’s Midland/Odessa market. Simmons is an Odessa native who has worked in the banking industry since 2021. Prior to joining American Momentum Bank, he served as a credit analyst for Lone Star State … Read more

Schattle Named Vice President and Compliance Officer at National Bank & Trust

La Grange-based National Bank & Trust announced recently that Jennifer Schattle, CIA, has been promoted to vice president/compliance officer. Scott McManus, president and CEO, made the announcement. Schattle previously served as assistant vice president/assistant compliance officer. She was promoted to compliance officer in August 2023 and to vice president in March 2024. In addition to … Read more

Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank Hires Gumbert for Commercial Lending in Fort Worth

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank has tapped Lexi Gumbert to serve as a Fort Worth commercial lender and vice president. She brings a diverse lending background to her new position. Prior to joining Valliance Bank, Gumbert served in commercial lending and credit analyst roles. “Lexi is one of the bright young stars in the Tarrant … Read more

First State Bank of Uvalde Welcomes Anderson in the Mortgage Department, Caldwell for Commercial/Ag Lending

Chad D. Stary, president and CEO of First State Bank of Uvalde, recently announced two new hires—one in the mortgage division and the other in commercial/agriculture lending. Jeffery Anderson has joined First State Bank of Uvalde as vice president and mortgage department manager. He has 24 years of credit and mortgage experience, with a background … Read more