Texas Bankers Association Partners with CareerWork$ to Expand Its BankWork$ Free Career Training Program Across Texas

The Texas Bankers Association (TBA) has partnered with national nonprofit organization CareerWork$ to support the expansion of its signature free vocational training program, BankWork$, in Texas. The program, which currently operates classes at Dallas College, helps young adults from low-income communities build meaningful careers in banking through a free eight-week career training program, with placement assistance … Read more

California-based East West Bank Contributes to Texas Storm Relief

Pasadena, California-based East West Bank, which operates 13 locations in the Texas/Southwest region, presented a $10,000 contribution to the Houston Food Bank on April 12 to support local organizations that are aiding communities disproportionately impacted by the severe weather crisis that hit Texas in mid-February. As families grapple with both the health and economic impacts … 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

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Announces Executive Promotions

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas has announced the following promotions: Jim Dolmas has been promoted to economic policy advisor and senior economist in the research department. Previously, he was a senior research economist. Dolmas joined the Dallas Fed in 2000. He leads the policy group and is a co-editor of Dallas Fed Economics. Dolmas … Read more

Security National Bank of Texas Announces Key Officer Promotions

Omaha, Nebraska-based Security National Bank of Texas announced the promotions of two employees within its organization. Conner Price has been promoted to senior vice president/Texas director of lending. He joined Security National Bank last spring and offices in the bank’s Uptown Dallas location, leading a team that serves customers with all lending, the small-business administration … Read more

Dallas Capital Bank Taps Powell as Executive Vice President/Private Banking

Dallas Capital Bank recently announced the addition of Scott Powell as executive vice president/private banking. He will lead the private banking group in providing North Texas professionals, business owners, executives, affluent individuals and families with responsive, highly tailored banking services and solutions. Powell will report directly to Jason Matthews, chief banking officer. Powell joins Dallas … Read more

First Foundation Bank Promotes Berry to Director of Commercial Banking

On April 8, Irvine, California-based First Foundation Bank announced the promotion of Michael Berry to senior vice president/director of commercial banking. He will lead the commercial banking production team as well as manage the corporate banking, commercial banking, small business and public finance teams. First Foundation Bank’s holding company, First Foundation Inc., recently relocated its … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Announces Senior-Level Leadership Promotions in Dallas, Austin and Lubbock

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently announced a series of senior-level leadership promotions across its Dallas, Austin and Lubbock markets. John Owens has transitioned from West Texas region chairman to chairman emeritus. He co-founded PlainsCapital Bank in 1988 and has more than four decades of banking experience in the Lubbock area. He received a BBA degree and … Read more

California-based First Foundation Expands into Texas with Relocation of Principal Executive Office

Irvine, California-based First Foundation Inc., a financial services company with two wholly owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, announced its expansion into Texas with the relocation of its principal executive office to Dallas. The move to Texas aligns with First Foundation Inc.’s strategic goals of expanding into major markets and with … Read more

FirstCapital Bank of Texas Promotes Fowlkes to Banking Officer/Portfolio Manager

Midland-based FirstCapital Bank of Texas recently promoted Bryson Fowlkes to banking officer/portfolio manager at the bank’s Dallas branch location. Originally from Abilene, he joined the bank in 2018 starting as a credit analyst and recently transitioned to a portfolio manager. Fowlkes earned a finance degree from Texas Tech University. Established in 1998, FirstCapital Bank of Texas … Read more