Swenson Retires as Chairman of Spur Security Bank with 52 Years of Service

Eric Swenson, chairman of the board of Spur Security Bank in Spur, retired in March after 52 years serving the bank. He joined the bank in 1969 as a director and became part of active management as a vice president in 1972. During his tenure, he also served as executive vice president and president of … 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

Orr Retiring as CEO of FirstBank & Trust, Will Continue as Board Chair with Garland as New CEO

On January 28, Lubbock-based FirstBank & Trust of Texas announced the retirement of CEO Barry Orr, effective March 31. He is the organizer and founder of the bank, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year. Orr will continue to serve as chairman of the board for FirstBank & Trust, as well as on the board … 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

Burns Retiring as CEO of The Cowboy Bank, Vaughan to Take the Helm

Larry Burns, president and CEO of The Cowboy Bank of Texas in Maypearl, has announced his retirement after 16 years with the bank and 55 years as a Texas banker. For the past 41 years, he has served in senior management at Texas community banks. Brandon Vaughan, executive vice president and chief lending officer of The … Read more

Liberty Capital Bank Taps Morris as CEO and Pickard as CFO

Addison-based Liberty Capital Bank has announced the appointment of Alan Morris as chief executive officer and Amy Pickard as chief financial officer. These leadership changes follow the retirements of former CEO Ben Cunningham and former CFO David Sprinkle from the company. “Ben Cunningham’s influence as the CEO of Liberty Capital Bank cannot be understated,” says … 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

Somerville, Vice President of Marketing, to Retire from Security State Bank & Trust After 37 Years in Banking

Linda Somerville, vice president of marketing at Fredericksburg-based Security State Bank & Trust is retiring at the end of the month after 30 years at the bank and 37 years in banking. She led the marketing efforts of the bank’s 16 branches from her office in Kerrville. In retirement, she plans to spend more time on … Read more

Winniford Retiring from American National Bank of Texas After More Than 50 Years in Banking

As vice president of business development at the Greenville location, Joe Winniford has been helping Terrell-based American National Bank of Texas customers reach their goals since 2002. With more than 50 years of banking experience, he is retiring at the end of December. He started his career in 1963 in operations and eventually worked his way … Read more

Worthington National Bank Welcomes Watkins as Chief Financial Officer

Arlington-based Worthington National Bank has hired Veronica Watkins to serve as chief financial officer. She will be taking the reigns from Les Schuler as he retires from his 46-year career in banking this month. As CFO, Watkins will oversee Worthington’s accounting, finance, operations, compliance and human resources departments. Prior to joining the Worthington National Bank … Read more