Texas Bank and Trust announced the election of Rogers Pope Jr. as vice chairman and chief operating officer; and Howard R. Hackney as president of the bank, effective immediately.
Jerry Woolverton will remain in his position as president of the Tyler Market.
“The board is extremely pleased with these changes in our management team,” Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rogers Pope said in a statement. “We are fortunate to have the leadership of these experienced and skillful bankers, each of whom is committed to maintaining our status as one the strongest independent community banks in the state.”
Pope Jr., who has been with the bank since 1994 and has served as president and COO for the past eight years, will retain his COO position, managing the day-to-day operations of the $1.7 billion financial institution and its 14 branch locations. He serves on the board of directors for the Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the Independent Community Bankers of America, TIB-The Independent BankersBank, and the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking Foundation.
Hackney served as Texas Bank and Trust president from 1995 until 2004, and has continued with the bank as a director and independent consultant. With more than 52 years of banking experience, he is a former director with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Martin Mid-Stream Partners. Hackney will manage account relationships and assist in the overall management and supervision of the bank.
Dyer is a Tyler native and comes to BankTexas from Texas Bank and Trust in Longview, where he has been since 1978. He served as president from 1983 to 1995 and as vice chairman since 1995.
“Bob brings invaluable banking experience specific to East Texas,” Juan D. Nichols, chairman of BT Holdings, Inc., the parent company of BankTexas, said in a statement. “We welcome his extensive knowledge and his leadership as we implement an aggressive business plan at BankTexas over the coming years.”
BankTexas also welcomed Lori Sirman and Worth Jackson. They have been named executive vice presidents of BankTexas for Tyler and Longview. Ms. Sirman has been with Texas Bank and Trust for four years and previously held positions in Tyler with Regions Bank and Bank One. Jackson is a native of Longview, and after working for Bank of America and a Longview community bank has been with Texas Bank and Trust since 2001.
Troy Robinson, who has served as president and CEO of BankTexas for 13 years, will continue his service to the organization as president and COO, with expanded responsibilities in the areas of bank operations.
BankTexas is a $220 million locally owned community bank. It was founded in East Texas in the 1890s and operates locations in Tyler, Longview, Holly Lake Ranch, Kilgore, Lindale, Mineola, Quitman and Winnsboro.
OPEN FOR BUSINESS
John and Nikki Huml, of Whitehouse, opened the franchise at 1501 WSW Loop 323. Dickey's is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day.
The Dickey's franchise began in Dallas in 1941. There are more than 270 locations in 43 states, with more than 90 restaurants in Texas. Dickey's offers eight signature meats, such as brisket, pulled pork and a variety of sausages. Dickey's also serves 12 homestyle sides, such as potato casserole, fried okra and green beans. For more information, contact 903-534-7073, www.dickeys.com or Facebook .com/DickeysTyler.
The focus of the salon, in La Piazza, at 4855 Old Bullard Road, Suite 201, is staying current on the latest trends by promoting education in their industry to bring innovative trends to the Tyler com- munity, according to a statement.
The salon has a staff of 10 and offers men's and women's hair services, skin care, massage services, permanent hair removal, nail care and eyelash extensions. For more, visit www.alldollduptyler .com.
A native of Tyler, Ms. Hargrove attended Tyler Junior College and Stephen F. Austin State University. Her professional background is in marketing, strategic planning, finance and fundraising.
She has been involved in leadership roles and served on the board of directors of nonprofit organizations. March of Dimes of East Texas provides community services, research, education and information to mom's and babies. For more information, call 903-707-3584.
Established in 1933, Tyler-based AgriLand Farm Credit is a customer-owned lending cooperative that finances agricultural operations, rural recreational property and agribusiness.
Chevron awards its leading lubrication marketer to acknowledge the companies' unparalleled passion and commitment to the Chevron lubricants business. Chevron senior management announced the award at its annual leadership forum.
Commercial fleet, industrial, agricultural and vehicle repair shops can contact the Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, Longview, Stroud and Oklahoma sales offices to learn more about the lubrication services and products offered by Western Marketing.
It is a leading, multibranded distributor of lubricants including heavy-duty motor oil, specialized industrial lubricants and natural gas engine oil.
Edward Jones' 14 FORTUNE rankings include top 10 finishes for 10 years, consecutive No. 1 rankings in 2002 and 2003 and consecutive No. 2 rankings in 2009 and 2010.
Edward Jones, based in St. Louis and with offices in Tyler, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States. To pick the 100 best companies to work for, FORTUNE partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct extensive employee surveys.
Gipson, a 1981 John Tyler High School graduate, attended Tyler Junior College and graduated from Texas Tech University and Penn State University. He resides in Rhinebeck, N.Y.
Gipson, also a small business owner, will serve a two-year term.
“I have always been grateful for the opportunity to grow up in Tyler,” Gipson said in a statement. “It has always remained a place near and dear to my heart. The things I learned there continue to influence my life and will guide me as a state senator.”
STATE OF THE YEAR
“Employers the world over continue to look to Texas as the epicenter of job creation thanks to our conservative fiscal principles of low taxes, reasonable regulations, fair courts and promoting a skilled workforce,” Perry said in the statement. “We will continue proactively reaching out to employers and individuals to tell the Texas success story, and working to keep our state the land of freedom and opportunity for families and businesses.”
In addition to Texas' strong and diverse energy industry, the magazine cited growth in manufacturing and high-tech industries.
Such as biotechnology, that are supported by Texas' universities. The study also noted Texas' growing population and strong infrastructure as a factor in its success.
“Texas is our 2012 State of the Year because it without a doubt has the most dynamic economy of any state in the nation,” Business Facilities Editor-in-Chief Jack Rogers said. “The job-producing engine in the Lone Star State barely sputtered during the Great Recession, bouncing back over pre-Recession levels faster than anywhere else in the U.S.”