First State Bank Announces Three New Board Members

Athens-based First State Bank recently announced several additions to the company’s board of directors. Lisa Kocian has been appointed to the bank’s board, and Cathy Jezek and Lee Tackett will serve as advisory directors. Lisa (Anderson) Kocian, PharmD, RPh, CDE, is co-owner of Gibson Pharmacy in Athens. She and her husband, Bruce, also a pharmacist, … Read more

Woodforest National Bank Appoints Longtime Banker Mendez to Board of Directors

The Woodlands-based Woodforest National Bank announced the appointment David Mendez to its board of directors. He retired as vice chairman/middle-market banking and specialized industries after serving JPMorgan Chase (and its predecessors) for 42 years. His prior roles include head of middle market south region, chairman of the Houston region, head of Texas commercial real estate banking, … Read more

Koncaba Elected Chair of the Texas Bankers Foundation, Joins Texas Bankers Association Board

Kristi Koncaba, president and COO of Houston-based Texan Bank, has been elected to the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association. She has also been appointed chair of the Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association that serves and supports Texas banks, their employees and communities through educational programs, gifting … Read more

Texas Bankers Association Elects 2021-22 Officers

The membership of the Texas Bankers Association recently elected officers for the 2021-22 fiscal year. Elected were Chairman Raymond “Rusty” Rust III, president and CEO of Commercial Bank of Texas in Nacogdoches; Vice Chair A. Ford Sasser III, president and CEO of Rio Bank, McAllen; and Treasurer David W. Osborn, president and chief operating officer … Read more

Jordan Elected to City National Bank Board of Directors

Corsicana-based City National Bank elected Executive Vice President Mark Jordan to the board of directors on March 4. He has worked for City National Bank since 2001. Jordan has 33 years of experience working in all areas of community banking and currently serves as chief financial officer and as a commercial lender for the bank. … Read more

Smith Re-Elected to Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Board of Directors

Gerald B. Smith of Houston has been re-elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas board of directors by its member banks. He will serve a three-year term ending December 31, 2023. He has served on the Dallas Fed’s board since 2018 and on the bank’s Houston branch board from 2011 to 2016. In his role as … Read more

Oklahoma-based Anchor D Bank Appoints Texas Market President Schnell to Board of Directors

In February, Texhoma, Oklahoma-based Anchor D Bank announced the appointment of Michael L. Schnell, executive vice president/market president, to its board of directors. He has spent the majority of his career in the Texas Panhandle. After many years serving as chairman and CEO of another local bank, he joined Anchor D Bank in 2020, opening its … Read more

Plaquemine Bank and Trust’s Panepinto Elected to Represent Louisiana on Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas Board

Stephen Panepinto, chairman, president and CEO of Louisiana-based Plaquemine Bank and Trust Co., was recently elected to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) board of directors. He will serve a four-year term representing Louisiana financial institutions, community development organizations and insurance companies, which are members of the FHLB Dallas. The FHLB Dallas … Read more

SouthWest Bank Announces Promotions and New Board Members

Odessa-based SouthWest Bank recently announced the promotions of key employees in various roles and new appointments to the board of directors. Paul Weaver, a 20 year veteran with SouthWest Bank, has accepted the position of Odessa area president. He is currently the chief lending officer at SouthWest Bank and will continue in this role as … Read more

Lamar National Bank Appoints Pardue to Board, Hires Kiemsteadt and Promotes Burchinal and Wilson

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has appointed Van Pardue to the bank’s board of directors. Pardue, a 45-year community bank veteran, joined Lamar National in August 2019 as president of corporate development. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, he and his wife Ann moved to Texas to lead the expansion of Origin Bank (then Community Trust Bank) into … Read more