Texas: Pardue Joins Lamar National Bank as President of Corporate Development

Van Pardue has joined Paris-based Lamar National Bank as president of corporate development. He will be responsible for developing client and investor relationships for the bank in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, as well as being integral in strategic and capital planning.

Pardue, a 48-year banking veteran, retired from Origin Bank as president of its Texas market. Originally from Louisiana, he relocated to Texas in 2010, where he led Origin Bank’s substantial growth in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston markets.

“Van’s vast knowledge and experience in growing banks makes him a perfect fit for our aggressive strategic plan,” says Greg Wilson, president and CEO of Lamar National Bank.

In 2016, Lamar National Bank embarked on a 10-year strategic plan to grow its geographic footprint in high-growth areas. The bank has opened locations in Celina and far north Fort Worth, and is looking at expansion into two more metroplex markets.

“The forward planning by Greg and the board has laid a foundation for strategic, quality growth over the next several years,” Pardue says.

Published in Bankers Digest September 16, 2019