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The Leadership Division of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) elected new board members during the 37th Annual Connecting Leaders Conference—the division’s flagship event—at the Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, June 16-18, 2022.

The board’s executive committee will be led by Chairman Corey Flencher, Executive Vice President at Citizens State Bank (CSB) in Brenham. Other executive officers named to guide the Leadership Division include Vice President Matt Crable, Residential Loan President and Small Business Administration Department Manager at Texas First Bank in Pearland and Secretary-Treasurer Rick Jamieson, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer at First State Bank in Gainesville. Immediate Past Chair is now Justin Steinbach, Senior Vice President at Frost Bank in Dallas.

The IBAT Leadership Division is divided into 13 regions, each of which hosts education and networking events for community bankers in the area throughout the year. Each region has its own president, who also serves as the region’s board member. Several new board members were elected to represent their region.

Wade Julian, Senior Vice President and Market President at Community National Bank & Trust of Texas in Weatherford, is the Region 3 President; Matt Davies, CTP, AAP, APRP, CPP, Director of Treasury Management at Pegasus Bank in Dallas, is the Region 4 President; Breanne Prestage-Granberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer at TXN Bank in Hondo, is the Region 7 President; Kimberly Rhodes, Associate Vice President and Assistant Controller at National Bank & Trust in La Grange, is the Region 10 President; Marco Perez, Senior Vice President at First Community Bank in McAllen, is the Region 11 President; and Brett Murphy, CPA, Partner and Austin Audit Market Leader at Whitley Penn, LLP in Austin, is the Region 13 President.

The newly elected board members of the nearly 500-member division will serve through 2022-2023, with several members staying on through 2024. The complete list of Leadership Division board members can be found at www.ibat.org/about-us/.