ABILENE, Texas, November 4, 2021 / PRNewswire / – First Financial Bank, NA promoted David Bailey to executive vice president for commercial banking, a newly created position within the bank. The announcement was made by Scott Dueser, Chairman, President and CEO, of First Financial Bankshares, Inc., at the Quarterly Presidents Meeting last week.
“David is one of our many professionals who started with our bank while he was in university, went through our training programs and progressed to this high level position in the bank,” said Dueser. “It has been a privilege to witness David’s career development and to see the undeniable effect he has had on the bank’s success. He will be a tremendous asset to us in this new role as we expand the commercial loan portfolio to meet the needs of our growing business and maintain our position as one of the best community banks in the country. “
In his new role, Bailey will lead the commercial banking business line, working with each region to grow First Financial’s commercial loan portfolio. He will also assist each regional president in business development, talent management and partner with cash management to increase deposits and paid services.
“I greatly appreciate the faith and trust our leaders have shown in me,” said Bailey. “I look forward to the opportunities this new position presents and I am excited about the future of First Financial Bank. I have been fortunate enough to work with some great people along the way and, due to the great team and clients we have, I am encouraged for what lies ahead. “
Bailey has worked for First Financial Bank for 18 years, starting his career as a cashier while attending McMurry University in Abilene. After graduation, he joined the bank’s credit analyst program, rose to several management positions and was CEO of the Eastland division of First Financial, before being appointed senior lender for the Abilene region, his most recent post. He is a graduate of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking and a member of the McMurry University Board of Directors.
About First Financial Bank, NA
First Financial Bank, NA is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIN). Based at Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares is a financial holding company which, through its wholly owned subsidiary, First Financial Bank, NA, operates multiple banking regions with 78 locations in Texas, including Abilene, Influence, Albania, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Bryan, Burleson, College station, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Conroe, Cut and turn, Decatur, Eastern country, El Campo, Fort worth, Crusher, Glen rose, Granbury, Vine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Kingwood, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Palacios, Port Arthur, Tidy, Rising star, Roby, Saint angel, South Lake, Stephenville, Pure water, Tomball, Thirty, Club Trophy, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Willis, and Willow park. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, NA, with ten locations and First Technology Services, Inc., a technology operating company. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol FFIN. For more information about First Financial, please visit our website at http://www.ffin.com.
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