Jeff Austin Jr., chairman of the board of Jacksonville-based Austin Bank, recently announced the hiring of Daniel Wolfson as senior vice president and market president. Wolfson is a tenured banker with more than 18 years in the financial services industry. His experience with credit analysis, loan production and management will be a tremendous asset as growth continues in the bank’s Southeast region. He will temporarily office at Austin Bank’s location in Cleveland.
Wolfson comes to his new role from Spirit of Texas Bank, at which he served as vice president of commercial and SBA lending for the past six years. In addition to his lending responsibilities, he managed a staff of 23 in lending and operations. Wolfson also spent time at Plains State Bank as a commercial lender and six years at Texas Community Bank, where he started as a credit analyst before moving to the special assets group and then commercial lending.
A graduate of Sam Houston State University with a double major in finance and commercial banking, Wolfson has also completed numerous banking courses. He is active in his community, serving as membership and mentor chair of the Business Networking International of The Woodlands; a member of the Commercial Real Estate Association of Montgomery County; as well as a member and incoming vice chairman of government affairs of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce.
Established in 1900, Austin Bank has been voted one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” for the 12th consecutive year. With assets in excess of $1.9 billion, bank offices are located in 34 East Texas locations within 24 cities and 12 counties. Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin family, who is celebrating 111 years of service in the Texas banking industry.