Texas: American National Bank & Trust Expands Into Denton

Dwight Berry, president and CEO of Wichita Falls-based American National Bank & Trust, recently announced the bank’s expansion into the Denton market with a team of veteran bankers. The bank has opened a full-service branch at 100 W. Mulberry St. and is in the process of building a new state-of-the-art branch at the northwest corner of Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry St.

Marty Rivers will serve as the Denton market president and oversee all of the bank’s lending and operations in the area. He has more than 30 years of community banking experience, with 26 of those years serving in Denton. He is a graduate of Southwestern Oklahoma State University and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University (SMU). Rivers is also chair-elect of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas leadership board.

Aaron Newquist, vice president of commercial lending, joins the bank with 15 years of banking industry experience, 10 of those years in the Denton area. He is an alumnus of the University of North Texas, Texas Tech University School of Banking and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at SMU.

Newquist is active in the Independent Bankers Association of Texas leadership division and is a life member of the University of North Texas Alumni Association.

Jana Marshall has joined the American National Bank & Trust team as vice president/branch manager in Denton. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas and has worked in the Denton County area for more than 28 years, with a concentration in branch operations and lending.

Stephanie Lamb is assistant vice president/lending, bringing more than 20 years of banking experience in loan administration with an emphasis in risk management. She has been a Denton resident for nearly 25 years.

Matthew Morgan has been working in the banking industry since 2007. As assistant vice president/mortgage lending for American National Bank & Trust in Denton, his primary focus includes home improvement, land, construction and fixed-rate home loans.

Sheryl Kiser joined the bank as senior vice president/trust officer in 2017 and has more than 33 years of experience in the trust and investment industry. She brings the experience and expertise of the bank’s trust department—which manages more than $1 billion in assets—to the Denton market. Kiser is an active member of the Estate Planning Council of North Texas.

Established in 1976, American National Bank & Trust has approximately $750 million in assets and operates 12 branches across North Texas.

Published in Bankers Digest June 3, 2019