“We are proud to have Thomas associated with Austin Bank. He is a skilled banker with a strong commitment to the East Texas area,” said Austin Bank Vice Chairman Jeff Austin III. “His experience and leadership will help to serve our customers and the Austin Bank team.”
With over 10 years of banking experience in management and lending, Smith comes to Austin Bank from First National Bank of Gilmer in Mt. Vernon, where he served as Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer. Having held positions in both retail and lending operations with several banks throughout Texas, “Smith’s vast knowledge will greatly benefit our customers and the Gilmer office,” Austin said.
Smith is a graduate of Pittsburg High School and Howard Payne University. A resident of Pittsburg, Smith has worked with organizations including the Rotary Club, and looks forward to becoming involved with additional organizations in the future.
Austin Bank, a community bank headquartered in Jacksonville, has been voted one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” for the fifth consecutive year.
With assets of $1.4 billion, bank offices are located in 31 East Texas locations within 21 cities and 10 counties.
Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin family, which is celebrating 104 years of service in the Texas banking industry.
More information about Austin Bank can be found on the bank’s website at www.austinbank.com