Jacqueline Willardson, director of the Texas Department of Banking’s Houston regional office, is retiring after 29 years of service with the agency. Her retirement is effective August 31. She has had the responsibility for reviewing examination reports, monitoring the financial conditions of banks within the region, interacting with bankers and fielding their questions, assisting with training and staff development, and working on various projects designed to improve the department’s examination process.
“Jacque is a valuable member of the management team, serving in a number of roles at the department beginning in 1983,” says Charles G. Cooper, commissioner. “Her experience and leadership skills have been invaluable in the supervision of state-chartered banks. We wish Jacque a long and happy retirement.”
Willardson joined the department in 1983 as an assistant examiner and was promoted to assistant regional director in 1992. After a break in employment from the department in 1999, she returned in 2010 as a senior examiner based in the Houston region. In 2019, Commissioner Cooper appointed her to her current position as regional director.
Willardson, a native Houstonian, graduated from the University of Texas–Austin with a BBA degree in finance. She is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
Unfortunately, no photograph of Willardson was available for this article.