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

Frost Bank’s Hunt Elected Texas Municipal League President

On October 15, the Texas Municipal League (TML) and its 1,160 member cities announced that Coppell Mayor Karen Hunt has been elected president of the organization. Hunt has worked in the commercial banking industry for more than 40 years and she currently serves as market president for San Antonio-based Frost Bank in Coppell. Her experiences … Read more

PlainsCapital Bank Names Moore President in Downtown Fort Worth

Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank recently announced that Keeton Moore has been promoted to president of its downtown Fort Worth branch at 801 Houston St. Moore joined PlainsCapital Bank in 2003 shortly after graduating from the University of Texas–Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He also received his MBA degree from the University of Texas–Arlington in … Read more

Texas Capital Bancshares Names Holmes President and CEO

Dallas-based Texas Capital Bancshares Inc., the parent company of Texas Capital Bank NA, has appointed Rob C. Holmes president, CEO and a member of the board of directors of both companies, effective January 24, 2021. He succeeds Larry L. Helm, who has served as executive chair, CEO and president since May 2020. Helm will step … Read more

Hedge Promoted to President at Graham Savings and Loan

The board of directors of Graham-based Graham Savings and Loan SSB recently announced the promotion of Codie Hedge to president. He will oversee the management operations of the bank while focusing on his strong lending portfolio. Part of the Graham Savings and Loan team since 2011, Hedge previously served as vice president. Hedge holds a … Read more

Whiting Named President of Comerica Bank’s Technology and Life Sciences Division

On September 22, Dallas-based Comerica Inc. announced that David Whiting, senior managing director of the Technology and Life Sciences (TLS) division, has been named president of the division. He will manage Comerica Bank’s TLS teams in California, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, Virginia, Washington and Toronto, Canada. Whiting, a 17-year veteran of Comerica Bank, has served … Read more

FirstBank Southwest CEO Marshal Appointed to Texas Bankers Association Board

Andy Marshall

Amarillo-based FirstBank Southwest CEO Andy Marshall has joined the Texas Bankers Association (TBA) board as the chairman’s discretionary selection. This direct appointment was made by TBAs CEO Chris Furlow and chairman-elect Chip Jenkins. Marshall serves as CEO, president and director of FirstBank Southwest. He earned a BS degree from the University of Maryland and his … Read more

United Bank of El Paso del Norte Appoints New Board Members

Norm Peters

After a struggle between shareholders and the board of directors of United Bank of El Paso del Norte, the bank recently announced its new directors: George Bailey, retired vice president of Phelps Dodge Mining Co. and a founding shareholder of United Bank of El Paso del Norte. He will serve as board chair. Susan Austin, … Read more