In March, Georgetown’s First Texas Bank hired Van Swift as the company’s new president. Barry Haag, who has served as the bank’s president for the past 24 years, will assume a new role as president and CEO of the bank’s holding company, First Texas Bancorp, when John Kirkpatrick retires.
Swift worked at SouthStar Bank SSB in Austin for the past 19 years, leading the bank’s expansion in positions that included chief lending officer and chief risk officer. After graduating from Texas State University with a BBA degree in finance, his first job out of college was working for the FDIC.
Founded in 1898, First Texas Bank holds the second oldest surviving charter in the state. It has eight locations serving six communities in Central Texas.
Published in Bankers Digest, May 14, 2018