WEATHERFORD, Texas, April 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of First Financial Bank, N.A., announced the promotion of Justin Hooper to Chairman, President and CEO of the Weatherford Region upon the retirement of Jay Gibbs, effective January 1, 2019.
"Justin's leadership and enthusiasm for outstanding customer service will serve him well to execute his expanded responsibilities going forward," said Ron Butler, Chief Administrative Officer of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. "We are excited to see another one of our younger management team members being recognized for their contributions to our bank and being promoted to a position of more responsibility."
Hooper holds a bachelors of business administration in finance from McMurry University and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. He has more than 25 years of banking experience and began his career as a loan review analyst with the Company in Abilene in 1997. Hooper moved to Weatherford as a commercial lender in 2004 and named Executive Vice President and Senior Lender for the Weatherford Region in 2012. He was promoted to President of the Region in 2017. Hooper serves as a board member for Weatherford College Foundation and Trinity Christian Academy and as board president for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children in Parker County.
About First Financial Bank, N.A.
First Financial Bank, N.A. is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN). Headquartered in Abilene, Texas, First Financial Bankshares, Inc. is a financial holding company that through its subsidiary, First Financial Bank, N.A., operates multiple banking regions with 73 locations in Texas, including Abilene, Acton, Albany, Aledo, Alvarado, Beaumont, Boyd, Bridgeport, Brock, Burleson, Cisco, Cleburne, Clyde, Conroe, Cut and Shoot, Decatur, Eastland, El Campo, Fort Worth, Fulshear, Glen Rose, Granbury, Grapevine, Hereford, Huntsville, Keller, Kingwood, Magnolia, Mauriceville, Merkel, Midlothian, Mineral Wells, Montgomery, Moran, New Waverly, Newton, Odessa, Orange, Palacios, Port Arthur, Ranger, Rising Star, Roby, San Angelo, Southlake, Spring, Stephenville, Sweetwater, Tomball, Trent, Trophy Club, Vidor, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Willis, and Willow Park. The Company also operates First Financial Trust & Asset Management Company, N.A., with eight locations and First Technology Services, Inc., a technology operating company.
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 http://www.ffin.com.
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