Roscoe banker named Vice Chairman of Independent Bankers Association of Texas

John Jay of Roscoe State Bank was elected vice chairman of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) during IBAT’s 38th Annual Convention held in Austin earlier this month. Jay will serve in this leadership position for the nation’s largest state community banking association through 2012-2013. Other board officers named to join Jay include Chairman Troy Robinson of BankTexas in Quitman, Chairman-Elect Jay Gober of First State Bank in Graham and Secretary-Treasurer Rogers Pope, Jr. of Texas Bank and Trust in Longview. Joining the board executives are newly elected members Kyle Irwin of Gruver State Bank in Gruver, Peter Bennis of Pinnacle Bank in Keene, Tommy McCulloch of Fidelity Bank in Wichita Falls, Stan Pinkham of Texas Leadership Bank in Royce City, Marvin E. Singleton III of Citizens National Bank in Waxahachie and Tom Turner of First State Bank in Abernathy. Also presented during IBAT’s Annual Convention was the coveted IBAT Chairman’s Award. Outgoing IBAT Chairman Scott Heitkamp recognized Al Jones, chairman of American Bank in Corpus Christi, with this prestigious honor. Heitkamp noted Jones’ many contributions to IBAT, including serving as chairman from 2006-2007, during the award presentation. Austin-based IBAT represents more than 2,000 independent banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Formed in 1974, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) represents Texas’ community banks. The Austin-based group is the largest state community banking organization in the nation, with membership comprised of more than 2,000 banks and branches in 700 Texas communities. Providing safe and responsible financial services to all Texans, IBAT member bank assets range in size from $3 million to $16 billion, with combined assets statewide of $163 billion. IBAT member banks are committed to supporting and investing in their local communities.