Foster promoted at FFB

First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater has promoted Rodney G. Foster, a veteran banker and active civic leader, to Executive Vice President and Senior Lending Officer. Foster has worked for First Financial Bank in Sweetwater since 1997, most recently as Senior Vice President. He received a Bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and a Master’s degree in agriculture from Texas Tech University. Foster is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University and the Management Development Program from the Texas Bankers Association. Foster is active in the Sweetwater community. He is vice president of the Sweetwater Chamber of Commerce, vice president of the Sweetwater Industrial Foundation, president of the Sweetwater Country Club and a member of the Sweetwater Lions Club and the Nolan County Livestock Association sales committee. He is past president of the Nolan County Coliseum Board. “Rodney has excellent banking knowledge and experience and knows the Sweetwater community well,” said Kirby Andrews, President and CEO. “We are confident that Rodney can provide our customers with the very best lending and banking advice and service in this new leadership position.”First Financial Bank, N.A., Sweetwater, is a subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc., a financial holding company headquartered in Abilene, Texas, that operates 11 separately chartered banks with 52 locations in Texas, First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with six locations, and a technology operating company. The Sweetwater-based bank also has offices in Merkel, Roby and Trent. The additional subsidiaries of First Financial Bankshares are First Financial Bank, N.A., Abilene, Odessa, Albany, Clyde and Moran; First Financial Bank, N.A., Eastland, Ranger and Rising Star; First Financial Bank, N.A., Cleburne, Burleson, Alvarado, Midlothian and Crowley; First Financial Bank, Hereford; First Financial Bank, N.A., Mineral Wells; First Financial, N.A., San Angelo; First Financial Bank, N.A., Southlake, Bridgeport, Boyd, Decatur, Keller and Trophy Club; First Financial Bank, N.A., Stephenville, Granbury, Glen Rose and Acton; The First State Bank, N.A., Huntsville; and First Financial Bank, N.A., Weatherford, Fort Worth, Willow Park, Aledo and Brock. The Company is listed on The NASDAQ Global Select Market under the trading symbol FFIN. For more information about First Financial Bankshares, please visit our website at