Rusty Rust, president and CEO of Nacogdoches-based Commercial Bank of Texas (CBTx), recently announced the promotions of Scott Bowyer to chief lending officer and Jimmy Mize to Nacogdoches market president/chief credit officer. Bowyer’s responsibilities will be expanded to include all 19 locations of the CBTx franchise. Mize will oversee lending operations for all Nacogdoches market branches and manage credit operations. Both Bowyer and Mize will retain their executive vice president roles, serve on the executive committee and be actively involved in maintaining their local lending and banking relationships.
Bowyer began his career in community banking with CBTx in 1994 in bookkeeping and servicing ATMs. He went on to serve as teller, credit analyst, consumer lender, commercial lender, vice president of retail banking, market president and most recently as executive vice president/senior lending officer.
Boyer earned a BBA degree in finance from Stephen F. Austin State University. He also graduated from the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Georgetown University. He has served as an executive board member of NEDCO, a board member of the Texas Bankers Association, chairman of the Texas Bankers Association’s bank leadership council, former president of Nacogdoches Jaycees and Nacogdoches Youth Baseball Association, and is a member of the Nacogdoches Rotary Club.
Mize earned a BBA degree in finance from Stephen F. Austin State University and began his career in community banking with CBTx in 1982. He is also a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University. Over the past 37 years, Mize has had a successful career in community banking and, in 2018, returned to CBTx as executive vice president/chief risk officer.
Mize currently serves as chair of the Nacogdoches County Parks board, is immediate past board chair of the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corp. and treasurer of Pineywoods Groundwater Conservation District. He is past board chair of the Deep East Texas Workforce Solutions, Stephen F. Austin State University Foundation and Nacogdoches Booster Club. He is also the past president of Nacogdoches Rotary Club and a current board member of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he serves on the State of Texas Product Development and Small Business Incubator board, a position to which he was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.
Published in Bankers Digest September 2, 2019