Spiller Retires from Junction National Bank

After 50 years of extraordinary service and dedication to Junction National Bank and its customers, former bank president Rob Roy Spiller retired on April 1. He will maintain his position as chairman of the board. Spiller was raised on the family ranch near Junction in Kimble County, a ranch he now owns and operates. A … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Welcomes New Denton Banking Group

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently welcomed a new lending team to serve the Denton area. Ernie McGee serves as president; James E. Posey and Alex Eysermans serve as senior vice presidents and commercial loan officers; Kevin Hodge serves as a commercial loan officer; and Jeanette Hoffman serves as senior lending assistant. The new Denton banking group marks … Read more

Bradford, Horizon Bankshares Chair, to Retire

George M. Bradford, who helped lead Fort Worth-based The National Bank of Texas for decades, will retire in April as the chairman of the bank’s holding company, Horizon Bankshares. The announcement was made by Wade Donnell, the bank’s current CEO, along with the board of directors. Bradford’s banking career started in 1972 at The First … Read more

Rogers Joins Yoakum National Bank as President, Majewski Hired as West Houston Market President

Yoakum-based Yoakum National Bank recently announced the hiring of two new executives. Monty Rogers has been named the bank’s 12th president. He will also serve as chief lending officer. In addition to responsibilities for overseeing lending across the organization, Rogers will focus on growth opportunities for the bank in the wider region. He will report … Read more

Perry Succeeds Christian as Peoples Bank President

Terry Christian, Paris-based Peoples Bank’s president, retired at the end of 2020 and the bank’s board voted unanimously to promote T. Bradley Perry to fill the position, according to a report in The Paris News. Christian served as president of the bank for 31 years. “In 1989, (Chairman and CEO) Ronnie Abbott and the existing … Read more

Citizens National Bank Strengthens Organization’s Future with Promotions of Wise, Morrison and Morse

Cameron-based Citizens National Bank recently announced three leadership promotions at this month’s board meeting. Steven M. Wise has been appointed chief executive officer and president. He has been with Citizens National Bank since 2009, joining as a regional credit manager and quickly working his way up to chief lending officer in 2012. In the CLO … Read more

Appling Promoted to President and CEO of Oklahoma-based The Bankers Bank

On January 5, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based The Bankers Bank, a correspondent bank serving community banks in Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico, announced the promotion of Troy Appling to president and CEO. He will provide leadership, direction and guidance of the holding company and subsidiaries in achieving their goals and objectives. The Bankers Bank conducted a … Read more

In Memoriam: Jerome J. “Buddy” Lednicky Jr.

Jerome J. “Buddy” Lednicky Jr., former chairman of State National Bank, passed away on January 1 at his residence in West. He was 84. After earning his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserves, Lednicky launched his banking career, which culminated with his roles as chairman and … Read more

In Memoriam: Scotty Wood Lindley of First National Bank of Albany / Breckenridge

Scotty Wood Lindley, 66, passed away on December 14 in Abilene. At the time of his death, he was serving as president of the Abilene branch of the First National Bank of Albany/Breckenridge. Born in 1954 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Lindley married Terry Lee Ramsey in 1977. He earned his BBA degree in finance, with a … Read more

North Dallas Bank & Trust’s Chairman and CEO Shipman to Retire, Miller to be Named New CEO

On December 15, Dallas-based North Dallas Bank & Trust Co. (NDBT) announced that W. Michael Shipman will retire as chairman of the board and chief executive officer on March 31, 2021. Shipman will be succeeded by the bank’s current president, Larry A. Miller, effective April 1, 2021. “It is fitting that during North Dallas Bank & Trust’s … Read more