Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based Valliance Bank, which operates Texas locations in McKinney and Fort Worth, announced that Shelby Bruhn has been elected chief lending officer and executive vice president by the board of directors. He joined the bank in 2016 and has more than 20 years of experience. Bruhn has served as Texas market president and commercial lender for Valliance Bank. He will oversee management of the bank’s loan portfolio, lending staff and the strategic goals for the loan department.
Bruhn serves on the Government Relations Council for the Texas Bankers Association, as chair-elect of the Northeast Leadership Forum and treasurer of the Northeast Leadership Forum Foundation. He is an at-large board member of the Pro Players Foundation, member of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth and Tarrant County Bankers Association. He is an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.
“Shelby brings a diverse knowledge and expertise of lending, a capacity to lead and a welcome perspective on the bank’s lending portfolio,” says Alicia Wade, president and chief operating officer. “The board and I have every faith that he will carry forth the goals and objectives of our strategic plan and mission with proficiency and dignity.”
“We have an amazing team providing meaningful relationships and tailored financial solutions to our clients,” Bruhn says. “I am humbled and eager to take on a wider scope of duties and look forward to working collectively to continue to deliver on our brand promise of ‘We Bring the Bank to You.’”
Established in 2004, Valliance Bank has assets totaling more than $540 million and operates Sooner State locations in Oklahoma City and Norman, in addition to the aforementioned Lone Star State branches in McKinney and Fort Worth.