Harlingen-based Texas Regional Bank has hired Mandy Austin to serve as president of the bank’s North Texas region and commercial banking. The bank has five branch locations across the metroplex in Dallas, Southlake, Denton, Krum and Fort Worth, with a sixth location under renovation at Lovers Lane and the Dallas North Tollway. The bank also operates two loan production offices in Forney and Fort Worth, with plans for full branch expansions in each location. Additionally, Texas Regional Bank’s executive team has continued to expand in North Texas by hiring Jacque Kruppa, senior executive vice president and chief legal officer, who lives in the Park Cities.
With nearly 18 years in the financial services industry, Austin previously served as Dallas market president and CEO for Bank of Texas, a subsidiary of BOK Financial. During her tenure at Bank of Texas, she oversaw the corporate banking group, which served large middle-market companies in the commercial and industrial sectors. Austin also oversaw the development of the subscription line lending and supply chain finance lending specialties and was actively involved in the bank’s expansion into the North Dallas market.
Austin earned a BBA degree in finance and an MBA degree from Southern Methodist University. She serves on the Children’s Medical Center Foundation board and is actively involved in the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ Women of Tocqueville. She also serves on the North Texas chapter of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer board and is a member of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s executive women’s roundtable.
“Texas Regional Bank has a very compelling story for business owners and operators and high-net-worth individuals in the DFW region, particularly for those with international investments,” says Michael Scaief, chairman and CEO. “Given our proximity to the Texas/Mexico border, we are excellent at international private wealth management and international trade. As the near-shoring trend accelerates, our team is exceptionally well positioned to help our clients facilitate transactions and trade in the U.S./Mexico corridor.”
Established in 1987, Texas Regional Bank operates more than 30 banking centers across the Rio Grande Valley, Texas Hill Country, Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.