On April 25, the board of directors of Abilene-based First Financial Bank NA announced the promotion of Justin Hooper to chairman, president and CEO of the bank’s Weatherford region. Jay Gibbs retired from that position in January. Hooper has more than 25 years of banking experience. He began his career as a loan review analyst with First Financial Bank in Abilene in 1997. Hooper moved to Weatherford as a commercial lender in 2004 and was named executive vice president and senior lender for the Weatherford region in 2012. He was promoted to president of the region in 2017.
Hooper holds a BBA degree in finance from McMurry University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He serves as a board member for Weatherford College Foundation and Trinity Christian Academy, and is board president for the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children in Parker County.
“We are excited to see another one of our younger management team members being recognized for his contributions to our bank and being promoted to a position of more responsibility,” says Ron Butler, chief administrative officer of First Financial Bankshares Inc., the bank’s holding company.
First Financial Bank NA operates multiple banking regions with 73 locations in Texas.
Published in Bankers Digest May 13, 2019