Numerous promotions and new hires were recently announced at Longview-based Texas Bank and Trust.
Jennifer Harper has been promoted to senior vice president/commercial lender. She has been in the banking industry for more than 25 years and has served in a variety of roles with Texas Bank and Trust since 1998, currently as a commercial lending officer in the bank’s lending division. She is a graduate of Leadership Longview class of 2017 and subsequently served as a program facilitator for the organization. Voted “Employee of the Year” in 2006, Harper volunteers for Junior Achievement, the Longview Chamber of Commerce and fundraising efforts throughout the Longview area.
Braden King has been named vice president/commercial lender. He has been with Texas Bank and Trust since 2016. He holds a BBA degree in accounting from Sam Houston State University. King serves his community as a member of the Longview Greggton Rotary Club and is a graduate of Leadership Longview class of 2020. He also volunteers at his church, Mobberly Baptist Church, with the youth group and as an elected member of the finance committee.
Matt McDaniel has been promoted to assistant vice president/portfolio manager. He has served as a credit analyst since 2016 and joined the bank in that capacity in 2019. McDaniel holds a BBA degree in accounting from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has served as a board member for the Longview Boys Baseball Association and is a member of the 2021 Leadership Longview Class.
Blake Bradshaw was promoted to assistant vice president/portfolio manager. He joined Texas Bank and Trust in 2008 as a teller, in 2011 became a loan assistant and in 2018 transferred to the bank’s lending division as a credit analyst. Bradshaw holds a BBA degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Tyler. Active in his community, he is a new member of Longview AMBUCS and currently serves in various roles at Calvary Baptist Church in Gladewater. He has participated in numerous mission trips to Belize and Cambodia with Mission in Motion, Light for Life Ministries and Hope Transitions.
DeeDee Smith has been promoted to assistant vice president/mortgage processing manager. She joined the bank as a residential mortgage processor in 2015. She began her banking career in 1997 in accounting. Smith’s experience includes positions as a teller, new accounts representative and lending assistant.
Tina Scott was named administrative officer and online consumer lending specialist. She has been with the bank since she was hired as a teller in 1997. Scott attended Texas A&M University–Commerce (formerly known as East Texas State University) and later Kilgore College. During her tenure with Texas Bank and Trust, she has worked in lobby services, the accounting division and lending division. Scott has served her community as a volunteer for Junior Achievement, the Longview Museum of Fine Arts and Alleyfest.
Katia Harding has been promoted to administrative officer and business analyst/bank systems trainer. She joined Texas Bank and Trust in 2013 and has worked in various departments of the bank operations division, most recently as business analyst and bank systems trainer. Harding earned the certified bank training professional certification in 2020. She is currently a volunteer for CASA and has been involved in community activities sponsored by Keep Longview Beautiful and Greater Longview United Way.
Patrick White has been promoted to treasury business development officer in the bank’s Richardson location. Hired by the bank in April 2020, he will be responsible for new business prospect development and relationship building in Texas Bank and Trust’s treasury management division. White holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in theatrical production and design from Belmont University and has recently been accepted into the Leadership Richards program in conjunction with the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.
Stephanie Shirley has been promoted to vice president/mortgage loan officer at the bank’s residential mortgage lending division in Tyler. In banking since 1993, she attended Tyler Junior College. Shirley is a member of the Tyler Area Builders Association, Greater Tyler Association of Realtors, for which she serves as a member of its TREPAC, and past board member of the East Texas Builders Association.
Chad Harkey has joined the staff of Texas Bank and Trust as vice president/Bank Secrecy Act officer in the bank’s risk management division. He was most recently employed as vice president and Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering officer for Guaranty Bank & Trust. Harkey holds a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Texas–Arlington and is a certified fraud examiner and certified anti-money laundering specialist. Active in his community, he previously served on the board for East Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) as vice president and treasurer. He has served on the City of Longview’s zoning board of adjustment, including as chair for a year, and currently serves on its planning and zoning commission. He is a member of the Longview Greggton Rotary Club, currently serving as club administrator.
Elizabeth Mitchell Law has joined the staff as assistant vice president/data and business analyst in its technology division. She has been involved in the financial services industry since 1998 and was most recently employed with Jack Henry and Associates where she was the company’s education coordinator and instructional design specialist. Law attended the University of Pittsburgh Honors College.
Juan Ovalle has joined Texas Bank and Trust as vice president/commercial lender in the bank’s Lindale location. With more than eight years of management, consumer and mortgage lending experience, he most recently served as branch manager and mortgage loan officer with Southside Bank in Tyler. Ovalle attended Tyler Junior College with a course concentration in civil engineering. Active in the community, he is a past president of the Lindale Rotary Club and current member of the Lindale Education Foundation and Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce board. He also serves as a financial literacy coach for Junior Achievement.
Established in 1958, Texas Bank and Trust Co. operates 21 full-service branches throughout East Texas and the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.