Board of Directors

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Dean O. Bass is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of our company and the Bank and has served in those positions since our inception in 2008. Prior to joining us, Mr. Bass founded and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Oaks Bank, SSB, from 2001 to 2007.
Chair of the Executive Committee
Robert S. Beall
Robert S. Beall   is president and chief executive officer of R.S. Beall Investments, Inc., a company engaged in various private investments related to real estate and financial services. He has served on our Board and the board of directors of the Bank since 2013. Mr. Beall founded R.S.
Member of the Audit Committee
Nelda Luce Blair was appointed as an advisory director of the Company in February 2019.  Ms. Blair has been the owner and president of The Blair Law Firm, P. C. since 1987.  Prior to 1987, she served in the Montgomery County Attorney’s Office as a prosecutor for the Specialized Real Estate Division
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Allen C. “Dick” Jones, IV is and has been the owner and manager of cattle and hunting operations through Jones Ranch LLC, a ranch that began in south Texas in 1895, since 1996.  In addition to ranching, Mr. Jones’ other business activities include directorships with The First National Bank of
Member of the Audit Committee
Thomas Jones, Jr.
Thomas Jones, Jr.   is a partner with the accounting and consulting firm of McConnell & Jones LLP, which he helped form in 1996. Mr. Jones leads the firm’s small business and tax group and is the practice leader for the firm’s overall business development and marketing efforts. Mr.
Member of the Audit Committee
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David M. McGuire is the President of our company and President and Chief Lending Officer of the Bank and has served in those positions since 2009. From 2001 to 2008, he was the founder of and employed by Royal Oaks Bank, SSB, and its successor First Bank, serving as its President and Chief Lending
Member of the Executive Committee
Leo T. Metcalf, III
Leo T. Metcalf, III   is a private investor in real estate, stocks and master limited partnerships, has served as an outside business consultant to Service Corporation International since 2000, and a former mayor of Conroe, Texas serving a four-year term starting in 2004.
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
Steven M. Morris
Steven M. Morris   is a business and financial consultant and certified public accountant, beginning his career with Arthur Young & Company, an international accounting firm. Mr. Morris is the Founder and President of TransTexas Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm located in Cypress,
Member of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
William K. “Kendall” Nix was appointed to our board of directors and as Vice Chairman of the Bank in November 2018, in connection with the completion of the Company’s acquisition of Comanche National Corporation and The Comanche National Bank.  Mr. Nix was named an advisory director of The Comanche
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Akash J. Patel
Akash J. Patel is an engineer at Energy Flow Systems, Inc. and has served in that position since August 2005. He has served on our Board and the board of directors of the Bank since 2009. He is currently a committee member of the IHG Emerging Leaders Council, an active member of the Houston
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
H.D. Patel
H.D. Patel is board certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and started a private group practice in 1980. He has served on our Board and the board of directors of the Bank from 2008 to July 2015 and was re-appointed to our Board again starting in October 2016. Dr.
Member of the Compensation Committee
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.
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Executive Committee
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