Thomas C. Sooy
Thomas C. Sooy is the former owner of Tom Sooy & Co., a commercial real estate and commercial mortgage brokerage company Mr. Sooy ran from 1996 to 2000 and again from 2003 to 2006. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Sooy was Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Union Planters Bank—Houston. Since 2006, Mr. Sooy has engaged in private investment and has otherwise retired from the real estate business. He has served on our Board and the board of directors of the Bank since 2010. Prior to starting his real estate companies, Mr. Sooy spent more than 26 years in commercial banking in the greater Houston area, primarily as Executive Vice President of Charter Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary banks, serving in the capacity of Chief Credit Officer, and serving on the board of directors from 1978 to 1996. Mr. Sooy served as Chief Executive Officer of Charter National Bank—Colonial from 1978 to 1996. Additionally, Mr. Sooy served with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency as a national bank examiner from 1970 to 1978. Mr. Sooy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University earned in 1970. Mr. Sooy’s business experience and banking experience qualify him to serve on our Board.