Dean O. Bass
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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. Previously, from 1996 to 2000, Mr. Bass was employed by Horizon Capital Bank where he served as Senior Vice President. Mr. Bass has been involved in the formation of several de novo banking offices and branches and has served in bank officer positions ranging from Executive Vice President to President and Chief Executive Officer/Chairman of the Board. Additionally, Mr. Bass was a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency from 1975 through 1979. Mr. Bass has served as a director and member of the executive committee of the Texas Bankers Association. He was the 2016 Chairman of the Community Bankers Council. Mr. Bass is an appointed member of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Board and the Greater Conroe Economic Development Council Board. Mr. Bass received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Abilene Christian University in 1973. With over 44 years of banking experience, Mr. Bass’s extensive business and banking experience and his community involvement and leadership skills qualify him to serve as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
David M. McGuire
President and Chief Lending Officer
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 Officer. From 1995 to 2000 Mr. McGuire was employed by Sterling Bank where he served as Office Chief Executive Officer—Fort Bend. Mr. McGuire has been involved in the formation of several de novo banking offices and branches and has served in executive bank officer positions ranging from Bank Vice President to President. Mr. McGuire received his Bachelor of Business Administration—Finance degree from Texas A&M University in 1987. With over 37 years of banking experience, Mr. McGuire’s extensive business and banking experience and his perspective, knowledge and extensive community relationships qualify him to serve on our Board and as our President and as the President and Chief Lending Officer of the Bank.
Jerry D. Golemon
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Jerry D. Golemon is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of our company and the Bank. Mr. Golemon has served in that capacity since January 2017 and served as Chief Financial Officer of our company from January 2017 to July 2017. He has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank since 2010 and served as Chief Financial Officer of the Bank from April 2017 to July 2017. Mr. Golemon joined the Advisory Board of the Bank in 2010. Mr. Golemon is a Certified Public Accountant (retired status), and has been associated with the banking business in the Houston area for more than 37 years. Mr. Golemon also served as Chief Financial Officer for Bank4Texas Holdings from 2008 to 2010. Starting in 1997, he was a founder and served as Chief Financial Officer and on the board of directors of Texas National Bank until it was sold in 2006. He has served in a chief financial officer or similar capacity for various banks since 1982. Prior to that time, he worked in a Houston-based CPA firm for four years, specializing in financial institution audits. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Texas in 1977. Mr. Golemon has served as President of the Tomball Rotary Club and worked in various capacities with the Tomball Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Arts Council, the Cypress Creek YMCA, and the Tomball Independent School District. He is also a graduate of the Southwest Graduate School of Banking.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Allison Johnson has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since November 2020 and served as Interim Chief Financial Officer from January 2020 until November 2020. She held the position of Chief Accounting Officer of the Company and the Bank from 2016 until June 2021. Ms. Johnson began her career in the financial services industry as an auditor at Price Waterhouse Coopers and has spent the last decade focused on financial reporting in the banking industry. Prior to joining Spirit of Texas, she was the SEC Reporting Manager at Florida Community Bank, N.A. from 2012 to 2016. Ms. Johnson is a certified public accountant and has a Masters of Accountancy from Florida State University.