Texas: Cummings Hired as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at First State Bank of Uvalde

First State Bank of Uvalde announced the appointment of James P. Cummings Jr. to executive vice president and chief operating officer. Prior to joining the bank, he was the director of compliance review services for Hamby and Hengeli, a San Angelo-based accounting firm, where he was responsible for compliance consulting for more than 30 financial institutions.

Prior to working at the accounting firm, Cummings was a senior special agent with the U.S. Department of Treasury and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. His experience covered a wide range of criminal investigations, including terrorist financing, narcotics/weapons smuggling, human trafficking, child exploitation and other high-risk criminal activity. Cummings was the team leader on several specialized domestic and international missions to combat criminal and terrorist organizations worldwide.

Cummings attended Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University before receiving a master’s degree from Angelo State University. He is a fourth-generation Texas banker; both his great grandfather and father were bank presidents. His father, Jim Cummings, currently is a director with City Bank in Lubbock.

First State Bank of Uvalde operates in Uvalde, Camp Wood, Carrizo Springs, Concan, Leakey, Sabinal and Utopia.

Published in Bankers Digest February 4, 2019