Texas: Parker Named National Bank of Texas Chairman

The National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth and its holding company, Horizon Bankshares Inc., recently announced that Steve Parker has been elected as the bank’s chairman of the board of directors, according to the Marshall News Messenger. He has more than 40 years of experience in the banking industry, including serving as an examiner with the FDIC, vice president at Texas Independent Bank–Dallas and executive vice president at Lake Worth National Bank.

Parker joined First National Bank of Azle (later renamed First Bank) in 1989, serving as executive vice president. He was promoted to president and CEO in 2004 and remained in that role until 2009, when the bank was sold to Pinnacle Bank. Parker joined National Bank of Texas in 2010 as president of its Azle location, where he continued to serve until retiring in 2017. He was elected to the National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth’s board in 2011.

Parker is a graduate of the University of Texas–Arlington with a BBA degree in marketing. He also graduated from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Named “Azle Citizen of the Year” in 1996, he is the former president of the Azle Chamber of Commerce, the Azle chapter of Rotary International and Azle Library Trust. Prior to moving to Azle, he served as a Lake Worth city councilman and chamber president.

Established in 1973, the National Bank of Texas at Fort Worth has locations in Fort Worth, Azle, Burleson and Hurst.

Published in Bankers Digest June 10 , 2019