On February 16, the board of directors of Third Coast Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Humble-based Third Coast Bank SSB, appointed Michael Deckert executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company. He has served as chief operating officer of Third Coast Bank since January 2022.
Prior to joining the Third Coast Bank, Deckert served as director of commercial support and administration at Cincinnati, Ohio-based Fifth Third Bank NA. He also was a co-leader for one of the largest strategic changes in the go-to-market strategy in Fifth Third Bank’s history. Deckert held positions with SunTrust Bank from 2010 to 2015, including director of wholesale risk testing, wholesale banking strategic project manager and vice president of audit. He was a leader on a $100 million strategic change initiative and built a centralized utility to conduct all compliance testing.
Other experience includes positions at American Financial Group as a senior corporate investment accountant and Great American Financial Resources Inc. as an internal auditor.
Deckert is a certified public accountant and holds a BS degree in accounting and an MBA degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.
In other news, the board of Third Coast Bancshares has also appointed Vicki Alexander executive vice president/chief risk and compliance officer, William Bobbora executive vice president/chief banking officer, Audrey A. Duncan senior executive vice president/chief credit officer and Christopher Peacock executive vice president and chief retail officer.
Established in 2008, Third Coast Bank operates 16 banking offices in Central and East Texas, as well as the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.