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January 17, 2013
Rogers Pope, Jr. Howard Hackney
Vice Chairman and President
Chief Operating Officer
LONGVIEW, TEXAS—Texas Bank and Trust today 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. The announcement was made by Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rogers Pope.
“The board is extremely pleased with these changes in our management team,” Chairman Pope said. “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.”
Mr. 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. Mr. Pope, Jr. currently 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.
Mr. Hackney previously served as Texas Bank and Trust president from 1995 until 2004, and since that time has continued with the bank as a director and independent consultant, primarily assisting with managing account relationships in Longview and Marshall. With more than 52 years of banking experience, Mr. Hackney is a former director with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas and Martin Mid-Stream Partners. Returning to the role of TB&T President, Mr. Hackney will manage account relationships and assist in the overall management and supervision of the bank.
“Each of these men has considerable banking expertise and extensive knowledge of our industry, our customers, and our markets. We are confident that through their leadership, sound judgment, and unique vision, we will continue to establish Texas Bank and Trust as the leading financial services provider in each of the communities we serve,” Mr. Pope said.
Texas Bank and Trust is a proud Texas community bank that has served the needs of customers in east and northeast Texas for more than 54 years. TB&T offers comprehensive deposit, lending, trust, and brokerage services at its full service banking centers throughout the region. On January 1, 2013, the bank expanded its banking network, with the addition of branches in Canton and Forney, Texas.