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

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

Georgia-Based Cadence Bank Pledges $500,000 to Texas Southern University

On March 1, Texas Southern University (TSU) announced a $500,000 pledge of support for its Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJSB) from Atlanta, Georgia-based Cadence Bank. The three-year pledge will support the school’s new Future Bankers Leadership Program (FBLP), set to launch this fall. The new academic program gives students direct exposure to commercial banking. … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces New Tom Frost Memorial Scholarship for Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Students

In February, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), announced a new banker education scholarship, the Tom Frost Memorial Scholarship. Named for the late Tom Frost of San Antonio-based Frost Bank, the scholarship is available to junior and senior students enrolled in the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University (SWGSB). “We’re … Read more

Morris Elected to Texas Bankers Association Board

Ryan Morris, chief executive officer of Gainesville-based First State Bank, has been selected to fill a vacancy on the board of directors of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA). His term will expire May 31, 2022. Morris has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry. After receiving his BBA degree in accounting and finance from the … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Presents 2020 Cornerstone and LiFE Awards

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association, presented the annual Cornerstone and Leaders in Financial Education (LiFE) awards to banks at a special virtual video presentation on December 3. The Cornerstone Award recognizes excellence in community involvement by Texas banks. The following banks were honored with the 2020 Cornerstone Award. … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Commits $100,000 to Support ‘State-of-the-Art’ Banking Program at Texas Southern University

The Texas Bankers Foundation, the charitable arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), has committed $100,000 over three years to the Future Bankers Leadership Program at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Texas Southern University (TSU), which will prepare students for careers in the field of banking. The all-new banking program will launch in … Read more

In Memoriam: Sam Kimberlin, Former Texas Bankers Association CEO

Samuel Owen Kimberlin, former chief executive officer of the Texas Bankers Association, passed away on November 10 in Austin following a short illness due to COVID. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years at the end of World War II, he attended the University of Texas–Austin, graduating with a BBA degree and … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Honors 50-Year Bankers

On September 23, the Texas Bankers Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Texas Bankers Association (TBA), honored 30 Texas bankers with the 50-Year Banker Award during TBA’s Virtual Texas Economic Resilience Summit. This prestigious award honors bankers with a half-century or more of service and dedication to the banking industry. G. Drew Allbright of Carrollton … Read more

Texas Bankers Foundation Announces 2020 Emerging Leader Award Recipients

Nine Texas bankers have been selected to receive the second annual Texas Bankers Foundation’s Emerging Leader Award. The award was created last year by the Texas Bankers Foundation in partnership with the Texas Bankers Association Bank Leadership Council to honor bankers who have had a positive impact in the Texas banking industry and are expected to … Read more