On July 14, David “Bubba” Hicks retired from Waco-based American Bank. He joined the bank in 2007 as senior executive vice president and was promoted to president and CEO in 2009. According to the bank’s Facebook page, “Hicks ‘semi-retired’ as president in 2018 and has since focused his time loaning money to some of his longtime customers, and also giving advice where it was wanted and (in some cases) unwanted.” Hicks will continue to serve on the bank’s board of directors.
A Waco native, Hicks started his professional career as an examiner with the Texas Department of Banking in Houston. He spent part of his career outside of banking, including six years as co-owner of Resource Management Inc., an affiliate of Pattillo, Brown & Hill, CPAs. Prior to joining American Bank, Hicks served as city president of Compass Bank in Waco.
Hicks earned his BBA degree in marketing and management from Baylor University. He currently sits on the board of the Waco Industrial Foundation and is president of the Waco Education Finance Corp., in addition to teaching at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church. Through the years, he has been active in the community serving on numerous boards, including the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Community Cancer Association, Baylor Alumni Association, Baylor Fastbreak Club, Baylor Softball Diamond Club and Combat Marine Outdoors. He was the initial organizer and president of the Central Texas chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association.
Established in 1952, American Bank operates three locations in the Waco area.